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This respiratory disease, which has been found in civets, a cat-like or fox-like animal found in Asia and Africa, sickened 7,667 people, killing 718.
The brew’s distinction has to do with how the beans are sourced—from the feces of the civet, a coffee-loving catlike animal found in the wild, whose digestion process is said to improve the taste.
The prohibition of caged civets is specifically singled out in the SAN guidelines for coffee in Indonesia.
These Southeast Asian mammals are actually related to small forest predators like fossas, civets, and genets.
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Origin and Etymology of civet
First Known Use: 1532See Words from the same year
CIVET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civet for English Language Learners
: a wild animal that is like a cat and that has a long body, short legs, and a long tail
: a substance from the body of the civet that has a strong smell and is sometimes used to make perfume
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