vansire

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English[edit]

a vansire (Atilax paludinosus)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French vansire, from Malagasy vondsira.

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Noun[edit]

vansire (plural vansires)

  1. (zoology) An ichneumon, Atilax paludinosus (syn. Herpestes galera), native to Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white.

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Etymology[edit]

van- (mis-) +‎ sire (decorate)

Verb[edit]

vansire (imperative vansir, infinitive at vansire, present tense vansirer, past tense vansirede, perfect tense vansiret)

  1. to disfigure (make less visually beautiful)

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