from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus of carnivorous quadrupeds which contained 6 species (now placed in different modern families), and which has by successive restrictions been confined to the true civets as the type of the family Viverridæ. See cuts under civet-cat and tangaiung.

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  • n. type genus of the family Viverridae


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