Malacca weasel
Rasse Rasse (r[a^]s), 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Malacca weasel — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malacca weasel — noun Usage: usually capitalized M : rasse …   Useful english 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weasel coot — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weasel duck — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weasel lemur — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepilemur mustelinus — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesser civet — Rasse Rasse (r[a^]s), 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rasse — (r[a^]s), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viverricula Mallaccensis — Rasse Rasse (r[a^]s), 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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