Viverra civetta
Civet Civ"et (s[i^]v"[e^]t), n. [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape`tion, fr. Ar. zub[=a]d, zab[=a]d, civet.] 1. A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet ({Viverra civetta}). It is of clear yellowish or brownish color, of a strong, musky odor, offensive when undiluted, but agreeable when a small portion is mixed with another substance. It is used as a perfume. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l) The animal that produces civet ({Viverra civetta}); -- called also {civet cat}. It is carnivorous, from two to three feet long, and of a brownish gray color, with transverse black bands and spots on the body and tail. It is a native of northern Africa and of Asia. The name is also applied to other species. [1913 Webster]


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  • Viverra civetta — Civettictis civetta Civette africaine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Viverra civetta — Civet Civ et (s[i^]v [e^]t), n. [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape tion, fr. Ar. zub[=a]d, zab[=a]d, civet.] 1. A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Civetta — Civetta, Untergattung der Gattung Viverra, Zibeththier; Art: V. civetta (Civetta vulgaris), Civette mit starker, sich aufsträubender Mähne über Rücken u. Schwanz; Länge 21/2 Linie; in Afrika; liefert Zibeth …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Civettictis civetta — Civette africaine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Civettictis Civetta — Civette africaine …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Африканская циветта — Научная классификация …   Википедия

  • Civette africaine — Civettictis civetta Civette africaine …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Civet — Civ et (s[i^]v [e^]t), n. [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape tion, fr. Ar. zub[=a]d, zab[=a]d, civet.] 1. A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet ({Viverra… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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