Definitions of civet
  1. noun
    cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
    synonyms: civet cat
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    Viverra zibetha, large civet
    common civet of India and southeast Asia
    Viverricula indica, Viverricula malaccensis, small civet
    a common civet of southeast Asia
    Arctictis bintourong, bearcat, binturong
    arboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy black hair
    Cryptoprocta, genus Cryptoprocta
    large primitive cat-like carnivores inhabiting forests of Madagascar
    Fossa fossa, fanaloka
    civet of Madagascar
    Hemigalus hardwickii, banded palm civet
    an East Indian civet
    palm cat, palm civet
    spotted or striped arboreal civet of southeast Asia and East Indies
    type of:
    viverrine, viverrine mammal
    small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
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