noun \ˈmiŋk\

: a small animal that has a thin body and soft, dark brown fur

: the skin and fur of a mink used for making clothing

: a piece of clothing (such as a coat) made of mink

plural mink or minks

Full Definition of MINK

:  soft fur or pelt of the mink varying in color from white to dark brown
:  either of two slender-bodied semiaquatic carnivorous mammals (Mustela vison of North America and M. lutreola of Eurasia) of the weasel family that have partially webbed feet, a rather short bushy tail, and a soft thick coat

Examples of MINK

  1. a coat made of mink
  2. women wearing expensive jewelry and minks

Illustration of MINK

Origin of MINK

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century
MINK Defined for Kids


noun \ˈmiŋk\
plural mink or minks

Definition of MINK for Kids

:  a small animal related to the weasel that has partly webbed feet, lives around water, and feeds on smaller animals (as frogs, crabs, and mice)
:  the soft thick usually brown fur of a mink


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