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(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Viverridae, a family of small to medium-sized predatory mammals of Eurasia and Africa, including genets, civets, and mongooses: order Carnivora (carnivores)
(Animals) any animal belonging to the family Viverridae
[C19: from New Latin viverrīnus, from Latin viverra a ferret]
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|Noun||1.||viverrine - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World|
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Cryptoprocta ferox, fossa cat, fossa - largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
mongoose - agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents
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