from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
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- noun large primitive cat-like carnivores inhabiting forests of Madagascar
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