Musteline
Musteline Mus"te*line, a. [L. mustelinus, fr. mustela weasel.] (Zo["o]l.) Like or pertaining to the family {Mustelid[ae]}, or the weasels and martens. [1913 Webster]

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  • musteline — (adj.) weasel like; pertaining to weasels, 1650s, from L. mustela (see MUSTELID (Cf. mustelid)) + INE (Cf. ine) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • musteline — [mus′tə līn΄, mus′təlin] adj. [L mustelinus < mustela, a weasel, akin to mus,MOUSE] designating or of a large family (Mustelidae) of fur bearing carnivores, including the weasel, marten, polecat, and mink …   English World dictionary

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

  • musteline — /mus tl uyn , in/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the family Mustelidae, including the martens, skunks, minks, weasels, badgers, and otters. 2. resembling a weasel. 3. tawny or brown, like a weasel in summer. [1650 60; < L mustelinus, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • musteline — mus·te·line …   English syllables

  • musteline — /ˈmʌstəlaɪn/ (say mustuhluyn), / lin/ (say leen) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the family Mustelidae, including the martens, skunks, minks, weasels, badgers, otters, etc. 2. weasel like. 3. tawny or brown, like a weasel in summer. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • musteline —   a.,n. (animal) belonging to family of animals including otters, badgers, weasels, mink, etc.    ♦ mustelinous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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

  • List of animal names — This list gives names of animals used depending on the context. Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, bull… …   Wikipedia

  • black-footed ferret — noun musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct • Syn: ↑ferret, ↑Mustela nigripes • Derivationally related forms: ↑ferret (for: ↑ferret) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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