stoat

noun \ ˈstōt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stoat

plural stoats also stoat
: the common ermine (Mustela erminea) chiefly of northern Eurasia and North America that is brown above and white below in summer and in its northern range all white in winter and that ranges from 9 to 15 inches (23 to 38 centimeters) in length including a black-tipped tail that is usually 1 ½ to 3 ½ inches (3.8 to 9 centimeters) long : ermine 1a, short-tailed weasel

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Origin and Etymology of stoat

Middle English stote

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STOAT Defined for English Language Learners

stoat

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Definition of stoat for English Language Learners

  • : a small animal that has a long body and brown fur that turns white in winter; especially : this animal when its fur is brown


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