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fitch

 (fĭch)
n.
1. See polecat.
2. The fur of this animal.

[Middle English fiche, from Middle Dutch vitsche, visse.]
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fitch

(fɪtʃ) or

fitchet

n
1. (Animals) another name for polecat1
2. (Animals) the fur of the polecat or ferret
[C16: probably from ficheux fitchew]
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fitch

(fɪtʃ)

also fitch•et

(ˈfɪtʃ ɪt)

fitch•ew

(-u)

n.
1. the European polecat, Mustela putorius.
2. the fur of the fitch.
[1400–50; late Middle English fiche, feche, fuche polecat fur < Middle Dutch fisse, visse, vitsche polecat]

Fitch

(fɪtʃ)

n.
1. John, 1743–98, U.S. inventor: developed a steamboat.
2. (William) Clyde, 1865–1909, U.S. playwright.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fitch - dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatenedfitch - dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Mustela, Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
ferret - domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
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