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
Prices of products such as mink coats, world cruises, and aged Scottish whiskeys have declined mainly because of changes in consumer tastes.
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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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