mustelid
mustelid mustelid n. A member of the {Mustelidae}, fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals.

Syn: musteline mammal, musteline. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • mustelid — 1910, from Modern Latin Mustelidae, taken as a genus name by Linnaeus (1758), from L. mustela weasel, possibly related to mus mouse (see MOUSE (Cf. mouse) (n.)). Tucker tentatively suggests *mus ters la mouse harrier and Klein notes that the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mustelid — /mus tl id/, n. 1. any of numerous carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, comprising the weasels, martens, skunks, badgers, and otters. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Mustelidae. [1905 10; < NL Mustelidae family name, equiv …   Universalium

  • mustelid — noun A carnivorous mammal of the weasel family Mustelidae …   Wiktionary

  • mustèlid — mus|tè|lid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • mustelid — n. type of carnivorous fissiped mammal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mustelid — [ mʌstɪlɪd, mʌ stɛlɪd] noun Zoology a mammal of a family (Mustelidae) including the weasels, martens, skunks, and otters. Origin from mod. L. Mustelidae, from L. mustela weasel …   English new terms dictionary

  • mustelid — mus·te·lid …   English syllables

  • mustelid — mus•te•lid [[t]ˈmʌs tl ɪd[/t]] n. 1) mam any of numerous carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, comprising the weasels, martens, skunks, badgers, and otters 2) mam belonging or pertaining to the family Mustelidae • Etymology: 1905–10; < …   From formal English to slang

  • mustelid — noun fissiped fur bearing carnivorous mammals • Syn: ↑musteline mammal, ↑musteline • Hypernyms: ↑carnivore • Hyponyms: ↑weasel, ↑mink, ↑polecat, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mustelidae — Mustelids Temporal range: Early Miocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

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