viverrine


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viverrine

(vaɪˈvɛraɪn)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Viverridae, a family of small to medium-sized predatory mammals of Eurasia and Africa, including genets, civets, and mongooses: order Carnivora (carnivores)
n
(Animals) any animal belonging to the family Viverridae
[C19: from New Latin viverrīnus, from Latin viverra a ferret]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viverrine - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old Worldviverrine - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
civet, civet cat - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
Cryptoprocta ferox, fossa cat, fossa - largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
Genetta genetta, genet - agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tail
mongoose - agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents
meerkat, mierkat - a mongoose-like viverrine of South Africa having a face like a lemur and only four toes
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