- polecat (sense )
- the pelt or fur of this animal
Origin of fitchMiddle English ficheu ; from Old French fichau ; from Middle Dutch vitsche, visse ; from Germanic an unverified form wisjo ; from Indo-European base an unverified form weis- from source virus, weasel
Also Archaic, Dial.fitch′et or fitch′ew
- See polecat.
- The fur of this animal.
Origin of fitchMiddle English fiche, from Middle Dutch vitsche, visse.
- The European polecat, Mustela putorius.
- The skin of the polecat
- (obsolete) A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads "spelt".
- (heraldry) Sharpened to a point; pointed.