civet cat

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Noun1.civet cat - raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white ringscivet cat - raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
2.civet cat - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumescivet cat - 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
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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.
Mike Riley compares Columbian coffee to India Pale Ale and explains how Kopi Luwak is made from beans first passed through the digestive tract of the wild civet cat.
Holcomb from Douglas County, Oregon, wrote to report fair trapping and fine hunting with "some few elk, plenty of deer, bear, cougar and bobcats, a few wolves and coyotes, beaver, otter, mink, coon, skunk, civet cat and marten.
Our guide pointed out civet cat tracks leading from the forest path.
In accordance with the investigation data, there are 267 vertebrates within this area, of which more than 30 rare animals are listed as national key protected species, such as Cabot's Tragopan, Elliot's pheasant, clouded leopard, silver pheasant, Asian golden cat, oriental civet cat, lesser civet cat, Sichuan macaque and giant salamander etc.
The raw red coffee beans are eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Indonesian civet cat.
6% carried positive antibodies, and among 123 civet cat husbandry staff, only 3.
The civet, or civet cat, is actually a relative of the mongoose.
While people like to try new things they have a defined idea of what they want to pay for it," he says, adding: "As for those scary products, I'm not trying civet cat dung any time soon.
It is thought that it may be a new species of marten or civet cat, but there is also the possibility that it will be in an entirely new group.
EVERYONE seems to be talking about Kupi Luwak - the most expensive coffee beans in the world, which are selected and digested by the civet cat beforehand - dubbed cat poo coffee.
Civet paste is obtained from squeezing or scraping the anal glands of the African civet cat Civetticus civetta (sometimes classified as Viverra civetta), the Indian civet Viverra zibetha (from India, Indonesia and Malaysia), the Lesser Indian civet (also known as the Chinese civet) Viverricula indica (East and South China) and other civet species.