polecat definition

  • noun:
    • A chiefly nocturnal European carnivorous mammal (Mustela putorius) associated with weasel family members that ejects a malodorous liquid to mark its territory and ward off opponents. Also referred to as fitch.
    • any one of various related animals of Asia, particularly Mustela eversmanni of main Asia.
    • See skunk.
    • A weasel-like pet associated with the genus Mustela, notably the European polecat, Mustela putorius.
    • A skunk.
    • A Little European carnivore of Weasel family members (Putorius fœtidus). Its fragrance glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called additionally fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret.
    • The zorilla. Title normally put on other allied species.
    • The fitchew or foulmart, Putorius fœtidus of Europe, of a dark-brown color, with a copious fine pelage much utilized in furriery and for making musicians' brushes. See fitch.
    • One of several various other quadrupeds, mainly of this family members Mustelidæ, which may have a strong offensive scent.
    • dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that provides down an unpleasant odor when threatened
    • American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid whenever startled; in a few classifications added a different subfamily Mephitinae

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