Siberian weasel


Definition of Siberian weasel

1 : a medium-sized Asian weasel (Mustela sibirica) that has yellowish or pale brown fur, is active especially at night, and feeds chiefly on small rodents
2 : the fur or pelt of the Siberian weasel : kolinsky

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First Known Use of Siberian weasel

circa 1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Siberian weasel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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