Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The European polecat Mustela putorius or its fur.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The polecat or foulmart, Putorius vulgaris or P. fœtidus. See polecat.
  • noun The fur of the polecat, formerly known as the fitchew, later shortened to fitch. See fitch, 2.

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  • noun obsolete polecat

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English ficheux, possibly from Walloon ficheau, diminutive of Middle Dutch vitsche, visse.]

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Compare Old French fisseau.

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