nounpl. minks or
- any of several slim, erminelike musteline carnivores with partly webbed feet, esp. a common dark-brown North American species (Mustela vison) living in water part of the time
- its valuable fur, soft, thick, and white to brown in color
Origin of minkLate Middle English minke from Scand, as in Swedish menk
nounpl. mink, or minks
- Either of two semiaquatic mustelid carnivores, Mustela lutreola of Europe or Neovison vison of North America, having a pointed snout, short legs, and partly webbed toes. The North American species is bred for its commercially valuable fur.
- a. The soft thick lustrous fur of a mink.b. A coat, stole, or hat made of this fur.
Origin of minkMiddle English mink fur possibly of Scandinavian origin
(plural mink or minks)
Of North Germanic origin.