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

  • n. Any of various large nocturnal, arboreal civets of the subfamily Paradoxurinae of southern Asia and tropical Africa, especially the common Asian species Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, having spotted fur and a long tail.

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

  • n. spotted or striped arboreal civet of southeast Asia and East Indies


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