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civ·et

 (sĭv′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. Any of various catlike mammals of the family Viverridae of Africa and Asia, having anal scent glands that secrete a fluid with a musky odor. Also called civet cat.
b. The thick yellowish musky fluid secreted by one of these mammals, used in the manufacture of perfumes.
c. The fur of one of these mammals.
2. The palm civet of Africa.

[French civette, from Old French, from Catalan civetta, from Medieval Latin zibethus, from Arabic zabād, civet perfume.]

civet

(ˈsɪvɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Viverra and related genera, of Africa and S Asia, typically having blotched or spotted fur and secreting a powerfully smelling fluid from anal glands
2. (Biochemistry) the yellowish fatty secretion of such an animal, used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfumes
3. (Textiles) the fur of such an animal
4. (Animals) short for palm civet
[C16: from Old French civette, from Italian zibetto, from Arabic zabād civet perfume]

civ•et

(ˈsɪv ɪt)

n.
1. Also called civ′et cat`. any of several catlike carnivores of the family Viverridae, esp. of the genera Viverra of the Orient and Civettictis of Africa.
2. a musky secretion of civets, used in perfumery.
[1525–35; < Middle French civette < Catalan civetta « Arabic zabād civet perfume]
civ′et•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civet - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumescivet - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
viverrine, viverrine mammal - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
large civet, Viverra zibetha - common civet of India and southeast Asia
small civet, Viverricula indica, Viverricula malaccensis - a common civet of southeast Asia
Arctictis bintourong, bearcat, binturong - arboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy black hair
Cryptoprocta, genus Cryptoprocta - large primitive cat-like carnivores inhabiting forests of Madagascar
fanaloka, Fossa fossa - civet of Madagascar
banded palm civet, Hemigalus hardwickii - an East Indian civet
palm cat, palm civet - spotted or striped arboreal civet of southeast Asia and East Indies
Translations

civet

[ˈsɪvɪt] Nalgalia f

civet

n (= substance)Zibet m; (= cat)Zibetkatze f

civet

[ˈsɪvɪt] nzibetto
References in classic literature ?
He follows rigidly the conventions of dress and manners; but in the business of poking his nose into places where he does not belong he could give pointers to a civet cat or a jackdaw.
She distils nothing of the kind, vile rabble," said Don Quixote, burning with rage, "nothing of the kind, I say, only ambergris and civet in cotton; nor is she one-eyed or humpbacked, but straighter than a Guadarrama spindle: but ye must pay for the blasphemy ye have uttered against beauty like that of my lady.
Mammal species recorded during the course of the survey included the leopard cat, Indian palm civet, Pallas cat, chinkara, hog deer, grey langur, Asiatic jackal, Indian pangolin, rhesus monkey etc.
Conducted by researchers Dr Ali Nawaz and his team, saw the Barking Deer, the common leopard, grey wolf, leopard cat, golden jackal, Mongoose, the Indian civet, jungle cat, porcupines, and Wild Boars in abundant quantity in the natural park.
Within a couple of year coffee farmers from the mountain ranges of Luzon were collecting, washing, and grinding wild civet droppings to meet the growing demand for civet coffee.
Una also introduced one of Indonesia's well known coffees, Kopi luwak or civet coffee.
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A Civet - an Asian cat-like mammal - poops out&nbsp;coffee cherries that are then harvested into kopi&nbsp;luwak.
Mammal species recorded during the course of the survey included the leopard cat, Indian palm civet, Pallas cat (Otocolobus manul), chinkara, hog deer (Axis porcinus), grey langur, Asiatic jackal (Canis aureus), Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) etc.
Delhi, April 11 -- An emergency call on the Wildlife SOS 24 hour rescue helpline (9871963535) alerted the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation NGO's Rapid Response Unit to the presence of a civet cat inside a classroom in Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, located in Pushp Vihar.
Indonesia is also one of the largest coffee producing countries and a special type, called Kopi Luwak or civet coffee, is very famous in Bali.
From legendary stories of the skills applied by the Asian Palm Civet in electing only perfect ripe cherries to mythical tales of just how good the quality is, Luwak coffee, in recent years, increasingly has been at the center of debate about the ethics surrounding how these rare beans are produced.