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stoat

 (stōt)
n. pl. stoat or stoats
1. See ermine.
2. The fur of this animal, especially in its brown summer phase.

[Middle English stote, of unknown origin.]

stoat

(stəʊt)
n
(Animals) a small Eurasian musteline mammal, Mustela erminea, closely related to the weasels, having a brown coat and a black-tipped tail: in the northern parts of its range it has a white winter coat and is then known as an ermine
[C15: of unknown origin]

stoat

(stoʊt)

n.
the European ermine, Mustela erminea, esp. in its brown summer coat.
[1425–75; late Middle English stote, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stoat - the ermine in its brown summer coat with black-tipped tailstoat - the ermine in its brown summer coat with black-tipped tail
Mustela erminea, shorttail weasel, ermine - mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
Translations
قاقُم: حَيوان ذو فِراء مَتين
hranostaj
hermelin
hermelin
hreysiköttur
šermuonėlis
sermulis
hranostaj

stoat

[stəʊt] Narmiño m

stoat

[ˈstəʊt] nhermine f (avec son pelage d'été)

stoat

nWiesel nt

stoat

[stəʊt] nermellino

stoat

(stəut) noun
a type of animal similar to a weasel.
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