civet cat definition

  • noun:
    • raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black-and-white bands
    • cat-like mammal usually secreting musk used in perfumes
    • raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico plus the southwestern United States having a lengthy bushy tail with grayscale bands
    • cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes

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