Linsang

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Linsang lĭn*säng" (Zoöl) Any viverrine mammal of the genus Prionodon, inhabiting the East Indies and Southern Asia. The common East Indian linsang (Prionodon gracilis) is white, crossed by broad, black bands. The Guinea linsang (Porana Richardsonii) is brown with black spots.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n linsang A kind of civet-cat found in Java, etc., banded with black and white, and having 38 teeth, Prionodon (Linsang) gracilis. A related African species, Prionodon (Poiana) richardsoni, is known as the Guinea linsang.
    • n linsang [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of Viverridæ, now commonly called Prionodon.
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Usage

In literature:

This is a very curious animal, which, like the panda and the linsang, at first misled naturalists in assigning it a place.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
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