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

1607

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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