• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fitchew (Zoöl) The European polecat (Putorius fœtidus). See Polecat.
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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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fitchew fich′ōō a polecat
    • Fitchew Also Fitch′et
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. fisseau, fissel, OD. fisse, visse, vitsche, D. vies, nasty, loathsome, E. fizz,