tourón

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from touro, because of its fierceness. Cognate with Portuguese toirão and Spanish turón.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tourón m (plural touróns)

  1. ferret; polecat (Mustela putorius, a mustelid of Eurasia)
    Synonym: furón

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. turón.