civet cat

civet cat

noun
2.
the fur of the cacomistle.
3.
Western U.S. skunk.
Also called California mink (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1600–10, Americanism

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civet cat

noun
1. raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings 
2. cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes [syn: civet
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