European ferret

European ferret
Foumart Fou"mart`, n. [OE. folmard, fulmard; AS. f[=u]l foul + mear[eth], meard, marten: cf. F. marte, martre. See {Foul}, a., and {Marten} the quadruped.] (Zo["o]l.) The European polecat; -- called also {European ferret}, and {fitchew}. See {Polecat}. [Written also {foulmart}, {foulimart}, and {fulimart}.] [1913 Webster]

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