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musteline mammal

Definition:

a fissiped, fur-bearing, carnivorous mammal

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

musteline mammals

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

mustelid | musteline

Etymology:

Latin mūstēlīnus, of a weasel, from mūstēla, weasel, probably from mūs, mouse;...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mustelidae | weasel family

a family of carnivorous mammals, commonly referred to as the weasel family. Mustelids are diverse and the largest family in the order Carnivora. The internal classification still seems to be rather unsettled, with rival proposals containing between two... (38 of 3450 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mustelidae

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mustelid [mammal] | Mustela vison [species] | Mustela nivalis [species] | Enhydra lutris [species] | Gulo gulo [species] | Meles meles [species] | Lontra canadensis [species] | Aonyx [genus] | Lutra [genus] | ...

any of 54 species of ferrets, polecats, badgers, martens, otters, the wolverine, and other members of the weasel family. Historically, skunks have ... (22 of 609 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/399627​/mustelid

Collins Dictionary:

mustelid

[zoology] any member of the Mustelidae or weasel family of small carnivorous mammals with musky anal scent glands | [zoology] of, relating to or ... (23 of 201 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

mustelid

Syllabification: (mus·te·lid) | [zoology] | a mammal of the weasel family (Mustelidae), distinguished by having a long body, short legs, and musky ... (20 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/mustelid

mustelid [zoology]

a mammal of the weasel family (Mustelidae), distinguished by having a long body, short legs, and musky scent glands under the tail (22 of 54 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mustelid

Random House Dictionary:

mustelid

any of numerous carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, comprising the weasels, martens, skunks, badgers, and otters. | belonging or pertaining ... (20 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mustelid

Wiktionary:

mustelid | mustelids [plural]

A carnivorous mammal of the weasel family Mustelidae. (8 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mustelid

American Heritage Dictionary:

musteline

Of, relating to, or belonging to the Mustelidae, the family of fur-bearing mammals that includes the badger, mink, otter, and weasel. (21 of 43 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

musteline

designating or of a large family (Mustelidae) of fur-bearing carnivores, including the weasel, marten, polecat, and mink (17 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/musteline

Columbia Encyclopedia:

carnivore | herbivore | omnivore

term commonly applied to any animal whose diet consists wholly or largely of animal matter. In animal systematics it refers to members of the ... (24 of 150 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0810516​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

carnivore [countable, biology] | carnivores [plural] | carnivorous [adjective, related]

an animal that eats other animals. An animal that only eats plants is called a herbivore, and an animal that eats flesh and plants is called an ... (27 of 62 words, pronunciations)

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

Merriam-Webster:

carnivore | broadly [synonym, sense-specific]

any of an order (Carnivora) of typically flesh-eating mammals that includes dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons, and cats; broadly; a carnivorous animal | a ... (22 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

carnivore | carnivorous [adjective, derived]

an animal that eats meat (5 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carnivore

Encarta Dictionary:

musteline | Mustelidae [member of]

relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of the group of mammals that includes weasels, otters, badgers, and skunks. Family Mustelidae. (20 of 39 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632066​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

musteline

Origin: Latin mūstēlīnus, of a weasel, from mūstēla, weasel, probably from mūs, mouse; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/musteline

Collins Dictionary:

musteline

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin mustēlīnus, from mustēla weasel, from mūs mouse + -tēla, of unknown origin

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

New World Dictionary:

musteline

Origin: Latin mustelinus from mustela, a weasel, akin to mus, "mouse"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/musteline

Wiktionary:

musteline [zoology] | mustelline [rare]

Origin: the Latin mūstēlīnus, from mūstēla ("weasel"), from mūs ("mouse", "rat").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/musteline

Encarta Dictionary:

musteline

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Latin mustelinus from mustel "weasel"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632066​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

musteline

Audio: British English pronunciation of "musteline"

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the Free Dictionary:

musteline

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "musteline"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "musteline"

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

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YourDictionary Audio:

musteline

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

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