civet

Definitions of civet
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n cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes

Synonyms:
civet cat
Types:
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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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