Mustela

noun
Mus·​te·​la | \ ˌməˈstēlə \

Definition of Mustela

: a genus of carnivorous mammals (the type of the family Mustelidae) comprising active predators and valuable furbearers

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History and Etymology for Mustela

New Latin, from Latin, weasel, probably from mus mouse + -tela (origin unknown)

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“Mustela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mustela. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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