Paradoxure
Paradoxure Par`a*dox"ure (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]ks"[-u]r), n. [Gr. para`doxos incredible, paradoxical + o'yra` tail. So called because its tail is unlike that of the other animals to which it was supposed to be related.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of {Paradoxurus}, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet, as the musang, and the luwack or palm cat ({Paradoxurus hermaphroditus}). See {Musang}. [1913 Webster]

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  • paradoxure — [paʀadɔksyʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1842, in Académie Compl.; lat. zool. paradoxurus, Cuvier, du grec paradoxus « bizarre », → Paradoxe, et suff. ure « queue ». ❖ ♦ Zool. Mammifère carnassier d Extrême Orient ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • paradoxure — par·a·dox·ure …   English syllables

  • paradoxure — |parə|däkshə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Paradoxurus : a palm civet of the genus Paradoxurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paradoxurus hermaphroditus — Paradoxure Par a*dox ure (p[a^]r [.a]*d[o^]ks [ u]r), n. [Gr. para doxos incredible, paradoxical + o yra tail. So called because its tail is unlike that of the other animals to which it was supposed to be related.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palm cat — noun spotted or striped arboreal civet of southeast Asia and East Indies • Syn: ↑palm civet • Hypernyms: ↑civet, ↑civet cat • Member Holonyms: ↑Paradoxurus, ↑genus Paradoxurus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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