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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Civet(0.01241 detik)
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n : catlike mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
[syn: civet cat]
English → English (gcide)
Civet \Civ"et\ (s[i^]v"[e^]t), n. [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto)
civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape`tion, fr. Ar. zub[=a]d,
1. A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken
from glands in the anal pouch of the civet (Viverra civetta
). It is of clear yellowish or brownish color, of
a strong, musky odor, offensive when undiluted, but
agreeable when a small portion is mixed with another
substance. It is used as a perfume.
2. (Zo["o]l) The animal that produces civet (Viverra civetta
); -- called also civet cat. It is carnivorous,
from two to three feet long, and of a brownish gray color,
with transverse black bands and spots on the body and
tail. It is a native of northern Africa and of Asia. The
name is also applied to other species.
Civet \Civ"et\, v. t.
To scent or perfume with civet. --Cowper