linsang

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noun lin·sang \ˈlin-ˌsaŋ\

Definition of linsang

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of linsang

Javanese lingsang


First Known Use: 1821


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