Japanese weasel


Definition of Japanese weasel

: a weasel native to Japan that is considered either a subspecies (Mustela sibirica sibirica) of the Siberian weasel or a separate species (Mustela itatsai) also : the fur of the Japanese weasel

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First Known Use of Japanese weasel

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Japanese weasel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20weasel. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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