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mink vs. muskrat
[ mingk ]
- 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.
[ muhsk-rat ]
- a large, aquatic, North American rodent, Ondatra zibethica, having a musky odor.
- its thick, light-brown fur, used for coats, for hats, as a trimming, etc.