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mink (musteline mammal)

Definition:

a slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

mink* | minks
(* mink may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"skin or fur of the mink", from a Scandinavian source. (compare Swedish menk "a...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mink

the European mink and the American mink. The extinct sea mink is related to the American mink, but was much larger. All three species are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, which also includes the weasels, otters... (39 of 1896 words, 4 images)

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Mink (disambiguation)

a group of semi-aquatic furry mammals. Mink may also refer to: mink (director) or Christopher Morrison, American film director and graphic novel writer | Mink (singer) (born 1984), Japanese-Korean singer | Mink (comics), a character in the Marvel... (36 of 627 words, 39 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

mink [mammal] | Mustela lutreola [species] | Mustela [genus]

either of two species of the weasel family native to the Northern Hemisphere. The European mink and the American mink are both valued for their ... (25 of 555 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/384279​/mink

Merriam-Webster:

mink | minks [plural]

soft fur or pelt of the mink varying in color from white to dark brown | either of two slender-bodied semiaquatic carnivorous mammals (Mustela vison ... (24 of 97 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mink

Collins Dictionary:

mink

any of several semiaquatic musteline mammals of the genus "Mustela", of Europe, Asia, and North America, having slightly webbed feet | the highly ... (22 of 434 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mink

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mink

semiaquatic carnivorous mammal of the genus "Mustela", closely related to the weasel and highly prized for its fur. One species, "Mustela vison", is ... (23 of 213 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0833316​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

mink | minks [related]

a small semiaquatic stoat-like carnivore native to North America and ... | the thick brown fur of the mink. | a coat made of mink. (23 of 101 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mink

American Heritage Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

Any of various semiaquatic carnivores of the genus "Mustela", especially ... | The soft thick lustrous fur of this animal. | A coat, stole, or hat ... (24 of 67 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mink

Random House Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

a semiaquatic weasellike animal of the genus "Mustela", especially the North American "M. vison". | the fur of this animal, brownish in the natural ... (23 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mink

New World Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural] | Mustela vison [species, sense-specific]

any of several slim, erminelike musteline carnivores with partly webbed ... | its valuable fur, soft, thick, and white to brown in color (22 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mink

Wiktionary:

mink | minks [sense-specific, plural] | American mink Neovison vison [subtype, sense-specific] | European mink [subtype, sense-specific] | Mustela lutreola [subtype, sense-specific]

Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals in the Mustelinae subfamily, similar to weasels, with dark fur, native to Europe and America, of which two species in different genera are extant. (plural: "mink") | An article of clothing made of mink. ... (39 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mink

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

[countable] a small animal that is kept for its thick dark fur ; [uncountable] the fur from a mink, used mainly for making coats (24 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mink

Cambridge Dictionary:

mink

a small animal with valuable fur which is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal (19 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mink

Encarta Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

a semiaquatic carnivorous member of the weasel family with webbed toes and a bushy tail.fur. Native to: North America, Asia, Europe. Genus Mustela. | ... (23 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630311​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

mink

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "skin or fur of the mink", from a Scandinavian source. (compare Swedish menk "a stinking animal in Finland"). Applied in English to the animal ... (27 of 30 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=mink

New World Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

Origin: Late Middle English minke from Scandinavian, as in Swedish menk

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mink

Collins Dictionary:

mink

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mink, Swedish mänk

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mink

Oxford Dictionary:

mink

Origin: late Middle English (denoting the animal's fur): from Swedish

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mink

American Heritage Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

Origin: Middle English, mink fur, possibly of Scandinavian origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mink

Merriam-Webster:

mink | minks [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mink

Wiktionary:

mink | minks [sense-specific, plural]

Origin: Of North Germanic origin.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mink

Encarta Dictionary:

mink

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Sweden or Swede

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630311​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mink

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mink"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mink

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mink"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mink

Macmillan American Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mink"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/mink

Cambridge Dictionary:

mink

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "mink"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "mink"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mink

the Free Dictionary:

mink

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mink"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mink"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "mink" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mink

Google Dictionary:

mink | minks [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "mink"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mink

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mink"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mink​0001 word=mink

YourDictionary Audio:

mink

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mink" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mink

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