ZIBET

Noun

zibet (plural zibets)

(archaic) The large Indian civet, (Viverra zibetha).

Anagrams

• Bizet, bizet

Source: Wiktionary


Zib"et, Zib"eth, n. Etym: [Cf. It. zibetto. See Civet.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: A carnivorous mammal (Viverra zibetha) closely allied to the civet, from which it differs in having the spots on the body less distinct, the throat whiter, and the black rings on the tail more numerous.

Note: It inhabits India, Southern China, and the East Indies. It yields a perfume similar to that of the civet. It is often domesticated by the natives, and then serves the same purposes as the domestic cat. Called also Asiatic, or Indian, civet.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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