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- n. Any species of Paradoxurus, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any species of Paradoxurus, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet, as the musang, and the luwack or palm cat (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). See musang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any species of the genus Paradoxurus; a palm-cat or palm-marten.
Ancient Greek παράδοξος (paradoxos, "incredible, paradoxical") + οὐρά (oura, "tail"). So called because its tail is unlike that of the other animals to which it was supposed to be related. (Wiktionary)