viverrine
viverrine vi*ver"rine (v[i^]*v[e^]r"r[imac]n), a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Viverrid[ae]}, or Civet family. [1913 Webster]

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  • viverrine — /vuy ver uyn, in, vi /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, palm cats, etc. n. 2. a viverrine animal. [1790 1800; < NL viverrinus, equiv. to Viverr(a) a genus name (L… …   Universalium

  • viverrine — /vaɪˈvɛraɪn/ (say vuy veruyn) adjective 1. of or relating to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, palm civets, etc. –noun 2. a viverrine animal. {New Latin viverrīnus, from Latin viverra ferret} …   Australian English dictionary

  • viverrine — noun small cat like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World • Syn: ↑viverrine mammal • Hypernyms: ↑carnivore • Hyponyms: ↑civet, ↑civet cat, ↑fossa, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • viverrine — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to the civets of the Viverrinae order; 2. noun Any cat of the order Viverrinae …   Wiktionary

  • viverrine — vi·ver·rine …   English syllables

  • viverrine —   a. pertaining to or like a civet; belonging to civet family; n. civet …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • viverrine mammal — noun small cat like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World • Syn: ↑viverrine • Hypernyms: ↑carnivore • Hyponyms: ↑civet, ↑civet cat, ↑fossa, ↑fossa cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • viverrine cat — noun : fishing cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • viverrine otter — noun : mampalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • viverrid — [vī ver′īn, vī ver′invī ver′id] n. 〚< L viverra, a ferret < redupl. of IE base * wer > Pers vavrarah, OPrus weware, OE (ac)weorna, squirrel + IDAE〛 any of a family (Viverridae) of small, slender carnivores, including the civets and mongooses adj …   Universalium

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