musang

Musang

Mu*sang"\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small animal of Java (Paradoxirus fasciatus), allied to the civets. It swallows, but does not digest, large quantities of ripe coffee berries, thus serving to disseminate the coffee plant; hence it is called also coffee rat.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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