muishond

noun
muis·​hond | \ ˈmīsˌhänt, ˈmās- \
plural -s

Definition of muishond

: 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

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History and Etymology for muishond

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 6 Jul. 2022.

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