viverrid


vi·ver·rid

noun \vī-ˈver-əd\

Definition of VIVERRID

:  any of a family (Viverridae) of carnivorous mammals that include the civets, genets, linsangs, and in some classifications the mongooses and that are rarely larger than a domestic cat but are long, slender, and like a weasel in build with short more or less retractile claws and rounded feet
viverrid adjective

Origin of VIVERRID

New Latin Viverridae, from Viverra, type genus, from Latin viverra ferret; akin to Old English ācweorna squirrel, Lithuanian voverė
First Known Use: 1902

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