Fitchew

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fitchew (Zoöl) The European polecat (Putorius fœtidus). See Polecat.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fitchew The polecat or foulmart, Putorius vulgaris or P. fœtidus. See polecat.
    • n fitchew The fur of the polecat, formerly known as the fitchew, later shortened to fitch. See fitch, 2.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fitchew fich′ōō a polecat
    • Fitchew Also Fitch′et
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. fisseau, fissel, OD. fisse, visse, vitsche, D. vies, nasty, loathsome, E. fizz,