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zibet

[zib-it] /ˈzɪb ɪt/
noun
1.
a civet, Viverra zibetha, of India, the Malay Peninsula, and other parts of Asia.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin zibethum or Italian zibetto < Arabic zabād; see civet
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zibet

/ˈzɪbɪt/
noun
1.
a large civet, Viverra zibetha, of S and SE Asia, having tawny fur marked with black spots and stripes
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin zibethum, from Arabic zabādcivet
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