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civ·et

 (sĭv′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. Any of various catlike mammals of the family Viverridae of Africa and Asia, having anal scent glands that secrete a fluid with a musky odor. Also called civet cat.
b. The thick yellowish musky fluid secreted by one of these mammals, used in the manufacture of perfumes.
c. The fur of one of these mammals.
2. The palm civet of Africa.

[French civette, from Old French, from Catalan civetta, from Medieval Latin zibethus, from Arabic zabād, civet perfume.]

civet

(ˈsɪvɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Viverra and related genera, of Africa and S Asia, typically having blotched or spotted fur and secreting a powerfully smelling fluid from anal glands
2. (Biochemistry) the yellowish fatty secretion of such an animal, used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfumes
3. (Textiles) the fur of such an animal
4. (Animals) short for palm civet
[C16: from Old French civette, from Italian zibetto, from Arabic zabād civet perfume]

civ•et

(ˈsɪv ɪt)

n.
1. Also called civ′et cat`. any of several catlike carnivores of the family Viverridae, esp. of the genera Viverra of the Orient and Civettictis of Africa.
2. a musky secretion of civets, used in perfumery.
[1525–35; < Middle French civette < Catalan civetta « Arabic zabād civet perfume]
civ′et•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civet - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumescivet - 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
Translations

civet

[ˈsɪvɪt] Nalgalia f

civet

n (= substance)Zibet m; (= cat)Zibetkatze f

civet

[ˈsɪvɪt] nzibetto
References in classic literature ?
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.
She distils nothing of the kind, vile rabble," said Don Quixote, burning with rage, "nothing of the kind, I say, only ambergris and civet in cotton; nor is she one-eyed or humpbacked, but straighter than a Guadarrama spindle: but ye must pay for the blasphemy ye have uttered against beauty like that of my lady.
He also recognizes that because of the high prices, cases have been discovered where "unscrupulous individuals and companies have sought to capitalize on it by unethical means" by producing larger quantities from civets held in cages.
A palm civet, a mammal resembling a cat, strayed inside the House, causing panic and throwing the security staff off guard.
En ese contexto, planteo que las economias emergentes agrupadas en el acronimo CIVETS (4) ofrecen un ejemplo de convergencia de politicas exteriores en asuntos economicos facilitado por razones sistemicas como la necesidad comun de superar historicos procesos de transicion economica y de internacionalizar sus economias, asi como por variables domesticas como las ideas de los tomadores de decision del grupo.
Peta found that many suppliers offering civet beans, which sell for over [pounds sterling]200 per 100g and can cost up to [pounds sterling]60 per cup, claimed to be from wild animals despite coming from caged civets.
A key aspect which links CIVETS is a growing population that is young, technologically sophisticated and consumer orientated.
There's rare elephants, rhinos, civets and fruit bats - 361 animal and plant species have been discovered since 1996.
Previously published data on lyssavirus infection in African civets (n = 6) was restricted to the RABV mongoose lineage (12).
The newspaper The Hindu reported that at the temple of Venkatesvara at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh the temple authorities (or Tirumala Tirupati Devathanams: TTD) were rearing nine civets in the Sri Venkategvara dairy farm in order to collect their secretions, which are used to anoint the sacred image in the temple every Friday.
I prefer Sheridan's friendship to that of the civets of Wapping, wouldn't you?