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pole·cat

polecat

 
pronunciation:
pol kaet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small mammal with dark fur, a long body, and short legs. Polecats are a kind of weasel. They live in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Domesticated polecats are called ferrets. In North America, a kind of wild polecat is also called a ferret.
definition 2: another name for a skunk. Skunks are closely related to true polecats and other weasels.
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