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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical and only genus of the family Cryptoproctidæ, containing one species, C. ferox, peculiar to Madagascar. It is a remarkable animal, resembling a civet-cat in some respects, but more nearly related to the true cats.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large primitive cat-like carnivores inhabiting forests of Madagascar


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