Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the superfamily Musteloidea — the otters, badgers, ratels, weasels, mink etc..

Etymologies

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Mustela +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The micro-dicked weasel is a member of the family Mustelidae, which includes martens, mink, otters, ferrets, and wolverines.

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  • The micro-dicked weasel Mustela diem is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae.

    The micro-dicked weasel

  • A ferret is a small, carnivorous animal belonging to the Mustelidae family.

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  • The micro-dicked weasel Mustela diem is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae.

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  • The micro-dicked weasel is a member of the family Mustelidae, which includes martens, mink, otters, ferrets, and wolverines.

    The micro-dicked weasel

  • A ferret is a small, carnivorous animal belonging to the Mustelidae family.

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  • Several other small, elongated carnivorous mammals belonging to the family Mustelidae weasels also have the word “ferret” in their common names, including an endangered species, the Black-footed Ferret.

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  • Weasels are mammals in the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family.

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  • Skunks were formerly considered to be a subfamily of the Mustelidae family of weasels and related animals where some taxonomists still place them, but recent genetic evidence shows that they are not as closely related to the Mustelidae as formerly thought.

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  • GARY: An otter is a member of the Mustelidae family, so it's same family that you would find a skunk in or a badger or a weasel.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2007

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