musteline

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musteline fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Musteline (Zoöl) Like or pertaining to the family Mustelidæ, or the weasels and martens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • musteline Resembling a marten or weasel; of or pertaining to the Mustelinæ, or, in a broader sense, to the Mustelidæ or weasel family.
    • musteline Specifically, tawny, like a weasel in summer; fawn-colored.
    • n musteline A musteline mammal; a member of the Mustelinæ.
    • musteline Dogfish-like; of or pertaining to the Mustelinæ.
    • n musteline A musteline fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Musteline like a marten or weasel: tawny in colour
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mustelinus, fr. mustela, weasel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

Body long and musteline.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
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