rasse

noun

ˈrasə,
ˈras
plural -s
: a grizzled black-marked semiarboreal civet (Viverricula malaccensis or V. indica) that is related to but is smaller than the common civet, is native to China and the East Indies, and furnishes a perfume prized by the Javanese

called also lesser civet

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Javanese rasé

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“Rasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rasse. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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