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English → English (WordNet) Definition: civet cat civet cat n 1: raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings [syn: bassarisk, cacomistle, cacomixle, coon cat, raccoon fox, ringtail, ring-tailed cat, miner's cat, Bassariscus astutus] 2: catlike mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes [syn: civet]
English → English (gcide) Definition: civet cat 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, zab[=a]d, civet.] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]


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