short–tailed weasel

noun

Definition of short–tailed weasel

  1. :  ermine 1a Snowshoe hares and ermine (short-tailed weasels) both acquire snowy white coats hoping to fool predator or prey. — Mary Taylor Gray, Colorado Outdoors, November/December 1990

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1887

First Known Use of short–tailed weasel

1887


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