kolinsky

kolinsky

[kuh-lin-skee]
noun, plural kolinskies.
1.
an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur.
2.
the fur of such an animal.

Origin:
1850–55; perhaps alteration of Russian kolonkí, plural of kolonók kolinsky ≪ Evenki (NW dialects) xoloŋgō

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

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