muishond

noun

muis·​hond
ˈmīsˌhänt,
ˈmās-
plural -s
: either of two southern African weasels that are black with white stripes and that emit a fetid odor when disturbed see snake muishond, striped muishond

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans, from Dutch, cat, weasel, from Middle Dutch muushont, from muus mouse + hont dog; akin to Old English mūs mouse and to Old English hund dog

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“Muishond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muishond. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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