Definition of Mustela putorius

1. Noun. Dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened.

Exact synonyms: Fitch, Foulmart, Foumart, Polecat
Generic synonyms: Mustelid, Musteline, Musteline Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Mustela, Mustela
Specialized synonyms: Ferret



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mustela Putorius

Mussulmans
Mussulmen
Mustafa
Mustafa Kemal
Mustafas
Mustagh
Mustagh Range
Mustapha
Mustard operation
Mustard procedure
Mustela
Mustela erminea
Mustela frenata
Mustela nigripes
Mustela nivalis
Mustela putorius (current term)
Mustela rixosa
Mustela vison
Mustelidae
Mustelus
Mustelus canis
Mustelus mustelus
Mustelus norrisi
Mustique
Mutamycin
Mutawa
Mutawa'een
Muth-labben
Muthammani
Muthammanis

Literary usage of Mustela putorius

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1. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"BM Fur harsh, rigid, brown; skull scarcely contracted behind the orbits; orbits small; feet and tail black; mouth and ears whitish. Mustela putorius, Linn. ..."

2. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"The Polecat (Mustela putorius); the Stoat (Mustela erminea) ; the Beech- Marten ... THE POLECAT (Mustela putorius. Putorius communis, Cuv.). ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Example, Mustela putorius. The Polecat, Weasel, &c. Martes, Cuv. ... contain the following genera :— Martes ; Mustela ; Putorius ; Gymnopus ; Vison, ..."

4. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River by George Back (1836)
"Mustela (Putorius) erminea. ... Few of the ermine-skins of commerce come from Hudson's Bay. THE MINK. Mustela (Putorius) vison. ..."

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