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viverrid

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noun vi·ver·rid \vī-ˈver-əd\

Definition of viverrid

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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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