linsang

noun
lin·​sang | \ ˈlin-ˌsaŋ How to pronounce linsang (audio) \

Definition of linsang

: 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

First Known Use of linsang

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for linsang

Javanese lingsang

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“Linsang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linsang. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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