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

  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Viverridae, which includes small carnivorous mammals such as the civets and mongooses.
  • n. A member of the Viverridae.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the civets of the Viverrinae order;
  • n. Any cat of the order Viverrinae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Viverridæ, or Civet family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Viverridx; viverriform in a proper sense; more particularly, belonging to the Viverrinæ; not herpestine.
  • n. A member of the Viverridæ, and especially of the Viverrinæ.
  • n. Also viverrin.

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

  • n. small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World

Etymologies

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

New Latin vīverrīnus, from Vīverra, type genus, from Latin vīverra, ferret.

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From Latin viverra ("ferret")

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