civet cat

noun

Definition of civet cat

  1. 1 :  civet 1

  2. 2 :  ringtail 2

  3. 3 :  any of several small spotted skunks (genus Spilogale) of western North America

First Known Use of civet cat

1607


Medical Dictionary

civet cat

noun

Medical Definition of civet cat

  1. :  any of several carnivorous mammals (family Viverridae); especially :  a long-bodied short-legged African animal (Civettictis civetta) that produces most of the civet of commerce


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