from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several catlike viverrid mammals of the genera Poiana and Prionodon of Asia and Africa, having a spotted coat and a long banded tail.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of civet-cat found in Java, etc., banded with black and white, and having 38 teeth, Prionodon (Linsang) gracilis. A related African species, Prionodon (Poiana) richardsoni, is known as the Guinea linsang.
- noun [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of Viverridæ, now commonly called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any viverrine mammal of the genus Prionodon, inhabiting the East Indies and Southern Asia. The common East Indian linsang (
Prionodon gracilis) is white, crossed by broad, black bands. The Guinea linsang ( Porana Richardsonii) is brown with black spots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of the members of two superficially
catlikeanimal speciesclassified in the mammalian subfamilyPrionodontinae.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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This is a very curious animal, which, like the panda and the linsang, at first misled naturalists in assigning it a place.
Elephants, clouded leopards, spotted linsang, boar and deer thrive below the canopy, which is filled with the song of myna, lapwings, laughing thrushes and other exotic birds.
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