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 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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   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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