Definition of Foussa

1. n. A viverrine animal of Madagascar (Cryptoprocta ferox). It resembles a cat in size and form, and has retractile claws.



Definition of Foussa

1. Noun. (archaic form of fossa) (carnivorous mammal) ¹

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Definition of Foussa

1. an animal [n -S] - See also: animal

Medical Definition of Foussa

1. A viverrine animal of Madagascar (Cryptoprocta ferox). It resembles a cat in size and form, and has retractile claws. Origin: Natibe name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foussa

fourth slip
fourth slips
fourth stage of labour
fourth stomach
fourth turbinated bone
fourth ventricle
fourth wall
fourthly
fourthness
fourths
fourties
fourty
fous
fouse
foussa (current term)
foussas
foustier
foustiest
fousty
fouter
foutered
foutering
fouters
fouth
fouths
fouthy
foutra
foutras
foutre

Literary usage of Foussa

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1. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"THE PADS or THE FEET OF foussa (Cryptoprocta /war). A. The sole of the fore-paw. B. The sole of the hind-paw. The naked pads on the feet are much more ..."

2. American Types of Animal Life by St. George Jackson Mivart (1891)
"THE foussa. than with other beasts of the same size." There are some small allied forms in Madagascar, where alone is also to be found the most catlike of ..."

3. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1891)
"... foussa Bey, whom the Porte was afraid to punish. Under these circumstances the Porte determined to pursue a dilatory policy. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A bug of the family galet'2 (gà'lct), n. [< Gr. jo/.v, a weasel.] A book-name of the foussa, Cryptoprocta ferai, a feline quadruped of Madagascar. Curier. ..."

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