Definition of mink
1 : soft fur or pelt of the mink varying in color from white to dark brown
2 : either of two slender-bodied semiaquatic carnivorous mammals (Mustela vison of North America and M. lutreola of Eurasia) of the weasel family that have partially webbed feet, a rather short bushy tail, and a soft thick coat
Examples of mink in a Sentence
a coat made of mink
women wearing expensive jewelry and minks
Recent Examples of mink from the Web
And the guts of slicing sables, minks, lynxes, all the most precious furs, shredding them into pieces, re-assembling them into crazy shapes!
The firm's patrons typically stored their mink, beaver and fox coats there over the summer.
Mammals of the Marsh: Discover some of the Delta’s furry creatures: river otters, beavers, minks, and more.
In 2008, Maria Markova filed a lawsuit claiming that the actress Lindsay Lohan stole her $11,000 mink coat from a common bin at 1 Oak during a birthday party.
HOME BURGLARIZED: A man told police a burglar broke into his apartment in the 3500 block of 147th Street and stole two televisions, a mink coat, six pairs of shoes valued at $1500 and $14,000 worth of jewelry on May 3.
In November 1954 a woman calling herself Zelda Zonk took a late night plane from Los Angeles to New York wearing a black wig, sunglasses and a full-length mink coat.
As the story goes, Evans had been asleep and crawled from beneath his mink bedspread to watch a lifetime’s worth of awards and archives go up in smoke.
Mink, beavers and muskrats share the same habitat as otters and, sometimes when seen swimming, are confused with otters.
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Origin and Etymology of mink
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
MINK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mink for English Language Learners
: a small animal that has a thin body and soft, dark brown fur
: the skin and fur of a mink used for making clothing
: a piece of clothing (such as a coat) made of mink
MINK Defined for Kids
Definition of mink for Students
1 : a small animal related to the weasel that has partly webbed feet, lives around water, and feeds on smaller animals (as frogs, crabs, and mice)
2 : the soft thick usually brown fur of a mink
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