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mink

 (mĭngk)
n. pl. mink or minks
1. Either of two semiaquatic mustelid carnivores, Mustela lutreola of Europe or Neovison vison of North America, having a pointed snout, short legs, and partly webbed toes. The North American species is bred for its commercially valuable fur.
2.
a. The soft thick lustrous fur of a mink.
b. A coat, stole, or hat made of this fur.

[Middle English, mink fur, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

mink

(mɪŋk)
n, pl mink or minks
1. (Animals) any of several semiaquatic musteline mammals of the genus Mustela, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having slightly webbed feet
2. (Textiles) the highly valued fur of these animals, esp that of the American mink (M. vison)
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment made of this, esp a woman's coat or stole
[C15: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mink, Swedish mänk]

mink

(mɪŋk)

n., pl. minks, (esp. collectively) mink.
1. either of two semiaquatic weasels: Mustela vison, of N. America, and M. lutreola, of Eurasia.
2. the soft, lustrous fur of this animal, brownish in the natural state.
3. a garment made of this fur.
[1425–75; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mink - the expensive fur of a minkmink - the expensive fur of a mink    
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2.mink - fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minksmink - fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks
fur coat - a coat made of fur
3.mink - slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feetmink - slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Mustela, Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
American mink, Mustela vison - usually rich dark brown

mink

noun
Related words
female sow
Translations
سَمّور مِسْكيفَرْو السَّمّور المِسْكيمِعْطَف من فَرو السَّمّور المِسْكيمينك
noreknorkovýnorkový kožich
minkmink-minkpels
euroopa naaritsmink
minkki
kanadska kuna
nercbundanercprémnercszőrmenyérc
minkapelsminkaskinnminkur
ミンク
밍크
audinėaudinės kailiniaiaudinės kailis
ūdeļādaūdeļādas kažoksūdele
nurcă
norkanorkovýnorkový kožuch
mink
ตัวมิงค์ ขนใช้ทำเสื้อกันหนาว
vizonvizon mantomink
chồn vizon

mink

[mɪŋk]
A. N (mink or minks (pl))
1. (Zool) → visón m
2. (= fur) → piel f de visón
3. (= coat) → abrigo m de visón
B. CPD mink coat Nabrigo m de visón
mink farm Ncriadero m de visones

mink

[ˈmɪŋk] n
(= animal) → vison m
(= fur) → vison mmink coat nmanteau m de vison

mink

nNerz m; mink coatNerzmantel m

mink

[mɪŋk] nvisone m
European mink → lutreola

mink

(miŋk) noun
1. a small weasel-like kind of animal.
2. its fur. a hat made of mink; (also adjective) a mink coat.
3. a mink coat. She wore her new mink.

mink

مينك norek mink Nerz βιζόν visón minkki vison kanadska kuna visone ミンク 밍크 nerts mink norka marta норка mink ตัวมิงค์ ขนใช้ทำเสื้อกันหนาว vizon chồn vizon
References in classic literature ?
There are 'coons down there, and back here on the Sonoma there are mink. And deer!-- why, that mountain's sure thick with them, and I reckon we can scare up a mountain-lion if we want to real hard.
or what plenty is there where you hunt a day, and not start a buck, or see anything bigger than a mink, or maybe a stray fox!
I never took even a slinking mink or a paddling musk-rat in a cage; though I admit having peppered a few of the dark-skin'd devils, when I had much better have kept my powder in the horn and the lead in its pouch.
I can easily walk ten, fifteen, twenty, any number of miles, commencing at my own door, without going by any house, without crossing a road except where the fox and the mink do: first along by the river, and then the brook, and then the meadow and the woodside.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative is urging volunteers to come forward to help monitor for the mink, which are on the move after breeding earlier this year.
The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (Sisi) has asked for help monitoring juvenile American mink, which are leaving their home territories after breeding earlier this year.
Monitoring of the conservation status of european mink populations and actions for the control of american mink in castilla y len.
The Bill, put forward by People Before Profit's Ruth Coppinger and supported by other government parties, aims to ban the farming of minks on three Irish sites.
In addition, Mellow Mink will offer a selection of locally sourced wines and spirits.
American mink (Neovison vison) are a semi-aquatic mustelid that inhabits marine and freshwater systems over a wide geographic range.
The American mink (Neovison vison Schreber, 1777) has spread throughout much of Europe and currently occupies an area stretching from Russia and Scandinavia to Britain and the Iberian Peninsula (Dunstone 1993, Lariviere & Jennings 2009).