What does the word mink mean?

Usage examples for mink

  1. In the Township of Nissouri, There the hawk it came to sorrow, But it strove often for to sink, In vain it strove to drown the mink, But mink it did successful balk, All the attacks were made by hawk, The bird was drenched, it could not fly, And ne'er again it soared on high. – Poems of James McIntyre by James McIntyre
  2. Don't tell me you ain't git dem fish, Brer Mink, 'kaze you know you is. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris