Weasel coot
Weasel Wea"sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v["a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus {Putorius}, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons. [1913 Webster]

{Malacca weasel}, the rasse.

{Weasel coot}, a female or young male of the smew; -- so called from the resemblance of the head to that of a weasel. Called also {weasel duck}.

{Weasel lemur}, a short-tailed lemur ({Lepilemur mustelinus}). It is reddish brown above, grayish brown below, with the throat white. [1913 Webster]


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  • weasel coot — noun or weasel duck : a female or young male of the smew * * * weasel coot noun The female or young male of the smew, a sea bird • • • Main Entry: ↑weasel …   Useful english dictionary

  • weasel-coot — n. Red headed smew (Mergus minutus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Weasel — Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weasel duck — Weasel Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weasel lemur — Weasel Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weasel duck — noun see weasel coot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malacca weasel — Weasel Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepilemur mustelinus — Weasel Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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