civet

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From French civette, from Italian zibetto, from Arabic زَبَاد(zabād).

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civet ‎(plural civets)

  1. A carnivorous catlike animal, Civettictis civetta, that produces a musky secretion. It is two to three feet long, with black bands and spots on the body and tail.
  2. The musky perfume produced by the animal.
  3. Any animal in the family Viverridae or the similar family Nandiniidae
  4. (US) Any of several species of spotted skunk, in the genus Spilogale.

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Compare Italian civetta, Romansch tschuetta, French chouette.

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civet m

  1. owl
  2. burrowing owl

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civet m ‎(plural civets)

  1. (cuisine) ragout of hare, rabbit or wild mammal, with red wine and onions, bound with the animal’s blood.

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