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Meaning of POLECAT

Pronunciation:  'powl`kat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
  2. [n]  dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

POLECAT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius, skunk, wood pussy
 See Also: badger skunk, Conepatus leuconotus, ferret, genus Mustela, hognosed skunk, hog-nosed skunk, hooded skunk, little spotted skunk, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis mephitis, Mustela, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, rooter skunk, Spilogale putorius, spotted skunk, striped skunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pole"cat`\, n. [Probably fr. F. poule hen, and
originally, a poultry cat, because it feeds on poultry. See
{Poultry}.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family
    ({Putorius f[oe]tidus}). Its scent glands secrete a
    substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called
    also {fitchet}, {foulmart}, and {European ferret}.
(b) The zorilla. The name is also applied to other allied

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: animal, ape, bar, bear, beast, Cape polecat, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, coon, cur, dog, ferret, foumart, glutton, groundhog, guinea pig, hedgehog, hound, hyena, insect, mongrel, monk, monkey, mousehound, opossum, pig, porcupine, possum, prairie dog, quill pig, raccoon, reptile, rotten egg, serpent, skunk, snake, stink ball, stink bomb, stinkard, stinker, stinkpot, swine, varmint, vermin, viper, weasel, whelp, whistle-pig, wolverine, woodchuck, worm, zoril