Other forms: mustelids

Definitions of mustelid
  1. noun
    fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
    synonyms: musteline, musteline mammal
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    small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
    slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur
    Mustela putorius, fitch, foulmart, foumart, polecat
    dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
    Mustela nigripes, black-footed ferret, ferret
    musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
    freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur
    Enhydra lutris, sea otter
    large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur
    polecat, skunk, wood pussy
    American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
    sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
    Mellivora capensis, honey badger, ratel
    nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia
    Gulo luscus, carcajou, skunk bear, wolverine
    stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
    Gulo gulo, glutton, wolverine
    musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
    Galictis vittatus, Grison vittatus, grison
    carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts
    marten, marten cat
    agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
    Eira barbara, taira, tayra
    long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America
    Mustela erminea, ermine, shorttail weasel
    mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
    Mustela rixosa, New World least weasel
    of Canada and northeastern United States
    Mustela nivalis, Old World least weasel
    of Europe
    Mustela frenata, long-tailed weasel, longtail weasel
    the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail
    American mink, Mustela vison
    usually rich dark brown
    domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
    southern African weasel
    Lutra canadensis, river otter
    sociable aquatic animal widely distributed along streams and lake borders in North America
    Eurasian otter, Lutra lutra
    otter found in Europe and Asia
    Mephitis mephitis, striped skunk
    most common and widespread North American skunk
    Mephitis macroura, hooded skunk
    of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United States
    Conepatus leuconotus, badger skunk, hog-nosed skunk, hognosed skunk, rooter skunk
    large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico
    Spilogale putorius, little spotted skunk, spotted skunk
    small skunk with a marbled black and white coat; of United States and Mexico
    American badger, Taxidea taxus
    a variety of badger native to America
    Eurasian badger, Meles meles
    a variety of badger native to Europe and Asia
    ferret badger
    small ferret-like badger of southeast Asia
    Arctonyx collaris, hog badger, hog-nosed badger, sand badger
    southeast Asian badger with a snout like a pig
    Martes martes, pine marten
    dark brown marten of northern Eurasian coniferous forests
    Martes zibellina, sable
    marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur
    American marten, American sable, Martes americana
    valued for its fur
    Martes foina, beech marten, stone marten
    Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throat
    Martes pennanti, black cat, fisher, fisher cat, pekan
    large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
    Charronia flavigula, yellow-throated marten
    large yellow and black marten of southern China and Burma
    type of:
    a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
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