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: a skunk
a weasel-like animal of the genus Mustela, notably the European polecat, Mustela putorius
The name is also applied to other allied species
{n} a quadruped of the wesel kind
A polecat is a small, thin, fierce wild animal. Polecats have a very unpleasant smell. Any of several carnivores of the weasel family (Mustelidae), found in Eurasia and Africa. The polecat hunts at night, principally on the ground, feeding on small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fishes, and eggs. Species differ in size and colour. The European, or common, polecat (Mustela putorius), also called foul marten for its odour, weighs 1-3 lb (0.5-1.4 kg) and is 14-21 in. (35-53 cm) long, excluding the 5-8-in. (13-20-cm) bushy tail. Its long, coarse fur is brown above, black below. In the U.S., skunks are often called polecats. See also ferret
A small European carnivore of the Weasel family (Putorius fœtidus)
American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
Called also fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret
{i} any of a number of carnivorous mammals belonging to the weasel family; skunk, species of small mammal that sprays a foul-smelling musk when threatened
The zorilla
Its scent glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor
a skunk
a weasel like animal of the genus Mustela, notably Mustela putorius
dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
marbled polecat
A polecat, of genus Vormela, found in Eastern Europe and Western China; it has yellow and black markings on its back
plural of polecat