Putorius

noun
Pu·​to·​ri·​us | \ pyüˈtōrēəs, -tȯr- \

Definition of Putorius

in some classifications
: a genus of Mustelidae comprising the Old World polecats and now usually considered a subgenus of Mustela

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History and Etymology for Putorius

New Latin, from Latin putēre to stink + -orius -ory

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“Putorius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Putorius. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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