foulmart
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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  • foulmart — Polecat Pole cat , n. [Probably fr. F. poule hen, and originally, a poultry cat, because it feeds on poultry. See {Poultry}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family ({Putorius f[oe]tidus}). Its scent glands secrete a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foulmart — /fooh meuhrt, mahrt /, n. foumart. * * * …   Universalium

  • foulmart — Cleveland Dialect List (pronounced [fou mmart] or [fummart]) the pole cat …   English dialects glossary

  • foulmart — foul·mart …   English syllables

  • foulmart — noun dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened • Syn: ↑polecat, ↑fitch, ↑foumart, ↑Mustela putorius • Hypernyms: ↑musteline mammal, ↑mustelid, ↑musteline …   Useful english dictionary

  • European polecat — This article is about a species of mammal referred to as polecat . For other uses, see Polecat (disambiguation). European polecat Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene – Recent Welsh polecat (Mustela p. anglia) at the British Wildlife Centre,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • European ferret — Polecat Pole cat , n. [Probably fr. F. poule hen, and originally, a poultry cat, because it feeds on poultry. See {Poultry}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family ({Putorius f[oe]tidus}). Its scent glands secrete a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fitchet — Polecat Pole cat , n. [Probably fr. F. poule hen, and originally, a poultry cat, because it feeds on poultry. See {Poultry}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family ({Putorius f[oe]tidus}). Its scent glands secrete a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fitchew — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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