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Any of several catlike viverrid mammals of the genera Poiana and Prionodon of Asia and Africa, having a spotted coat and a long banded tail.

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(Animals) any of several forest-dwelling viverrine mammals, Poiana richardsoni of W Africa or either of the two species of Prionodon of S Asia: closely related to the genets, having a very long tail and a spotted or banded coat of thick fur
[C19: Malay]
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(ˈlɪn sæŋ)

any of several civetlike carnivores of the genera Prionodon, of S Asia, and Poiana, of Africa.
[1880–85; < Javanese lingsang]
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