civet

Part of speech: noun

An animal secretion of musk - like odor; the animal secreting it, often called civet cat.

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Usage examples "civet":

  1. Now and then at these times he brought out a faded Italian anecdote, faintly smelling of civet, and threadbare in its ancient texture. - "The White Mr. Longfellow From "Literary Friends And Acquaintances"", William Dean Howells.
  2. I, if I chance in laughing vein to note Rufillus' civet and Gargonius' goat, Must I be toad or scorpion? - "The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry", Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A..
  3. The skull however is prolonged, and the teeth are civet- like. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.