kolinsky

noun

ko·​lin·​sky kə-ˈlin(t)-skē How to pronounce kolinsky (audio)
plural kolinskies
1
: any of several Asian weasels (especially Mustela siberica)
2
: the fur or pelt of a kolinsky

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of kolinsky was in 1851

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“Kolinsky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kolinsky. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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