zibet

[ zib-it ]
/ ˈzɪb ɪt /

noun

a civet, Viverra zibetha, of India, the Malay Peninsula, and other parts of Asia.

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Origin of zibet

1585–95; <Medieval Latin zibethum or Italian zibetto<Arabic zabād;see civet
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British Dictionary definitions for zibet

zibet
/ (ˈzɪbɪt) /

noun

a large civet, Viverra zibetha, of S and SE Asia, having tawny fur marked with black spots and stripes

Word Origin for zibet

C16: from Medieval Latin zibethum, from Arabic zabād civet
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