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STOAT, n. An animal of the weasel king; the ermine. This animal is called stoat when of a reddish color, and ermine when white, as in winter.
1: the ermine in its brown summer coat with black-tipped tail
noun ( plural stoats; also stoat) Etymology: Middle English stote Date: 15th century the common Holarctic ermine ( Mustela erminea) especially in its brown summer coat n. a flesh-eating mammal, Mustela erminea, of the weasel family, having brown fur in the summer turning mainly white in the winter. Also called ERMINE.
Etymology: ME: orig. unkn. Stoat Stoat, n. [OE. stot a stoat, horse, bullock; perhaps originally only of male animals, and akin to D. stooten to push, E. stutter; cf. Icel. st?tr a bull, Sw. stut a bullock. Cf.
Stot.] (Zo["o]l.) The ermine in its summer pelage, when it is reddish brown, but with a black tip to the tail. The name is sometimes applied also to other brown weasels.
(stoats) A stoat is a small, thin, wild animal that has brown fur. Some stoats that live in northern Europe have fur that turns white in winter. N-COUNT
Ermine ( n. Mustela erminea), meniver.
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