Definition of palm civet
: any of various arboreal civets: such as a : any of several black-spotted or black-striped yellowish gray or brownish gray civets of Paradoxurus or related genera that are widely distributed in southeastern Asia and the East Indies b : an African civet of the genus Nandinia
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