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Malabar
Malabar Coast
Malabar kino
Malabar nut
Malabo
malabsorption
malabsorption syndrome
Malacanthidae
Malacanthus plumieri
malacatoon
Malacatune
malacca
malacca cane
Malacca, Strait of
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malacia
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Malaclemmys palustris
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Malacca weasel definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Weasel Wea"sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v["a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons. Malacca weasel, the rasse. Weasel coot, a female or young male of the smew; -- so called from the resemblance of the head to that of a weasel. Called also weasel duck. Weasel lemur, a short-tailed lemur (Lepilemur mustelinus). It is reddish brown above, grayish brown below, with the throat white.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rasse Rasse, n. [Cf. Malay r[=a]sa taste, sensation.] (Zo["o]l.) A carnivore (Viverricula Mallaccensis) allied to the civet but smaller, native of China and the East Indies. It furnishes a perfume resembling that of the civet, which is highly prized by the Javanese. Called also Malacca weasel, and lesser civet.



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