stoat

[ stoht ]
/ stoʊt /

noun

the ermine, Mustela erminea, especially when in brown summer pelage.

Origin of stoat

1425–75; late Middle English stote < ?
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stoat

/ (stəʊt) /

noun

a small Eurasian musteline mammal, Mustela erminea, closely related to the weasels, having a brown coat and a black-tipped tail: in the northern parts of its range it has a white winter coat and is then known as an ermine

Word Origin for stoat

C15: of unknown origin
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