lin·​sang ˈlin-ˌsaŋ How to pronounce linsang (audio)
: either of two small nocturnal chiefly forest-dwelling viverrid Asian mammals (Prionodon pardicolor and P. linsang) having an elongated slender muzzle and long tail
also : a related mammal (Poiana richardsoni) of Africa

Word History


Javanese lingsang

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linsang was in 1821

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“Linsang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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