civet cat

noun

Definition of civet cat

1 :civet 1
2 :ringtail 2
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

: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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