noun vi·son \ˈvīsən\
variants: less commonly

vison weasel

Definition of vison



  1. :  the American mink

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Origin and Etymology of vison

French vison, from Middle French, a marten, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wisula weasel — more at weasel

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capable of being understood in two ways

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