kolinsky
noun (plural -skies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1851 1. any of several Asian weasels (especially Mustela siberica) 2. the fur or pelt of a kolinsky

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  • kolinsky — [kə lin′skē, kōlin′skē] n. pl. kolinskies [Russ kolinskij, after Kola, district in N Russia] 1. any of several weasels of Asia, esp. a Russian species (Mustela siberica) 2. the brown fur of a kolinsky …   English World dictionary

  • Kolinsky — Ko*lin sky, n. [Russ. kolinski of Kola, a district in northeasten Russia where the finest minks abound.] Among furriers, any of several Asiatic minks; esp., {Putorius sibiricus}, the yellowish brown pelt of which is valued, esp. for the tail,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kolinsky — /keuh lin skee/, n., pl. kolinskies. 1. an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur. 2. the fur of such an animal. [1850 55; perh. alter. of Russ kolonkí, pl. of KOLONÓK kolinsky Evenki (NW dials.) xolongo] * * * also spelled… …   Universalium

  • Kolinsky — Langschwanzwiesel (Mustela frenata) Als Wiesel werden mehrere Raubtierarten aus der Gattung Mustela innerhalb der Familie der Marder (Mustelidae) bezeichnet. Die Benennung ist jedoch keine systematische, da mehrere „Wiesel“ beispielsweise näher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kolinsky — noun a) The Siberian weasel, b) The fur of the Siberian weasel …   Wiktionary

  • Kolinsky — Kolịnsky,   Handelsbezeichnung für das Fell des Sibirischen Feuerwiesels, Wiesel …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kolinsky — One of the most famous of all surnames of Germanic origins, and recorded in some fifty spelling ranging from Klaus, Kloss and Koilas, to Kollatsch, Kulik and Clausen, this is a shortform or nickname. It derives from the ancient Greek name… …   Surnames reference

  • kolinsky — n. Japanese mink; fur of the Japanese mink …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kolinsky —    Fur of the Siberian mink, hairs from which are used for the finest sable brushes. Also see brush …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • kolinsky — [kə lɪnski] noun (plural kolinskies) a dark brown bushy tailed weasel, found from Siberia to Japan. [Mustela sibirica.] Origin C19: from Kola, a port in NW Russia, + the pseudo Russian ending insky …   English new terms dictionary

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