foumart

foumart

[foo-mert, -mahrt]
noun
the European polecat, Mustela putorius.
Also, foulmart.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English fulmard, folmarde. See foul, marten

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foumart (ˈfuːmɑːt, -mət)
 
n
a former name for polecat
 
[C15 folmarde: from Old English fūl foul + mearth a marten]

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