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kolinsky

[kuh-lin-skee] /kəˈlɪn ski/
noun, plural kolinskies.
1.
an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur.
2.
the fur of such an animal.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; perhaps alteration of Russian kolonkí, plural of kolonók kolinsky ≪ Evenki (NW dialects) xoloŋgō
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British Dictionary definitions for kolinsky

kolinsky

/kəˈlɪnskɪ/
noun (pl) -skies
1.
any of various Asian minks, esp Mustela sibirica of Siberia
2.
the rich tawny fur of this animal
Word Origin
C19: from Russian kolinski of Kola: see Kola Peninsula
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