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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened [syn: polecat, fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Polecat Pole"cat`, n. [Probably fr. F. poule hen, and originally, a poultry cat, because it feeds on poultry. See Poultry.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family (Putorius f[oe]tidus). Its scent glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called also fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret. (b) The zorilla. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foumart Fou"mart`, n. [OE. folmard, fulmard; AS. f?l foul + mear?, meard, marten: cf. F. marte, martre. See Foul, a., and Marten the quadruped.] (Zo["o]l.) The European polecat; -- called also European ferret, and fitchew. See Polecat. [Written also foulmart, foulimart, and fulimart.]



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