civet

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civet /ˈsɪvət/ noun
plural civets
civet
/ˈsɪvət/
noun
plural civets
Learner's definition of CIVET
[count] : a wild animal that is like a cat and that has a long body, short legs, and a long tail
◊ Civets live in parts of Africa, southern Europe, and Asia.
called also civet cat
[noncount] : a substance from the body of the civet that has a strong smell and is sometimes used to make perfume
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