short-tailed weasel

noun

Definition of short-tailed weasel

:ermine 1a
  • Snowshoe hares and ermine (short-tailed weasels) both acquire snowy white coats hoping to fool predator or prey.
  • —Mary Taylor GrayColorado OutdoorsNovember/December 1990

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First Known Use of short-tailed weasel

1887


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