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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened; American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled.

Usage examples (30)
  • On one hunting expedition I caught an animal known as a polecat, and that betrayed me, because its scent got on the dogs.
  • Sorry to hijack this thread again - anyone found a new kind of polecat we could name after Bill?
  • DeBeauvoir said that was the only incident of a "polecat" she has heard about in Travis.
  • But, Wednesday night gave me a polecat philharmonic. for more
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