Definition of Stoat

1. Noun. The ermine in its brown summer coat with black-tipped tail.




Definition of Stoat

1. n. The ermine in its summer pelage, when it is reddish brown, but with a black tip to the tail. The name is sometimes applied also to other brown weasels.

Definition of Stoat

1. Noun. An ermine with its summer coat. ¹

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Definition of Stoat

1. a weasel with a black-tipped tail [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stoat

stivers
stives
stivier
stiviest
stiving
stivy
stns
stoa
stoae
stoai
stoak
stoaked
stoaking
stoaks
stoas
stoat (current term)
stoater
stoats
stob
stobbed
stobbing
stobilated
stobilating
stobs
stocah
stocahs
stoccade
stoccaded
stoccades
stoccading

Literary usage of Stoat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1902)
"Almost equally common with the weasel, and even more abundant than that animal in Scotland, the stoat greatly resembles it in form, colour, and habits. ..."

2. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1823)
"ANECDOTE OF A stoat. TT is well known with what au- dacity the stoat ... a rabbit, with a stoat clinging to it, issued from a thicket, ottering a piercing ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"stoat also means a stallion (Bailey) ; ME slot, a stoat, stallion, bullock. It was, in fact, like stag, a general name for a male animal. ..."

4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith, William Turton (1816)
"The Ermine, or stoat. Next to the weasel in size, and perfectly alike in figure ... The stoat or ermine, differs from the weasel in size, being usually nine ..."

5. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1832)
"77., " that the stoat is more timid than the weasel, and that it does not change its ... I one day saw a stoat carrying off a large rat it had killed, ..."

6. The Shot-gun and Sporting Rifle: And the Dogs, Ponies, Ferrets, &c., Used by John Henry Walsh (1859)
"In the engraving opposite this page the stoat is represented in its full winter coat, which it frequently does not assume in this country, long and severe ..."

7. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The stoat, on finding that its actions were observed, quitted its prey and ran up ... Just as he arrived, bearing the weapon, the stoat descended the tree, ..."

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