zibet

zibet

[zib-it]
noun
a civet, Viverra zibetha, of India, the Malay Peninsula, and other parts of Asia.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin zibethum or Italian zibetto < Arabic zabād; see civet

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zibet (ˈzɪbɪt)
 
n
a large civet, Viverra zibetha, of S and SE Asia, having tawny fur marked with black spots and stripes
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin zibethum, from Arabic zabādcivet]

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