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mink

[ mingk ]
/ mɪŋk /
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noun, plural minks, (especially collectively) mink.
a semiaquatic weasellike animal of the genus Mustela, especially the North American M. vison.
the fur of this animal, brownish in the natural state and having lustrous outside hairs and a thick, soft undercoat.
a coat, stole, etc., made of this fur.

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Origin of mink

1425–75; late Middle English, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for mink

mink
/ (mɪŋk) /

noun plural mink or minks
any of several semiaquatic musteline mammals of the genus Mustela, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having slightly webbed feet
the highly valued fur of these animals, esp that of the American mink (M. vison)
a garment made of this, esp a woman's coat or stole

Word Origin for mink

C15: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mink, Swedish mänk
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