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mink

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noun \ˈmiŋk\

Simple Definition of mink

  • : 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

Full Definition of mink

plural mink or minks

  1. 1 :  soft fur or pelt of the mink varying in color from white to dark brown

  2. 2 :  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



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Origin of mink

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


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