Origin of mustelineClassical Latin mustelinus from mustela, a weasel, akin to mus, mouse
- Of, relating to, or resembling the mustelids.
- Of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Mustelinae, which includes the weasels and martens.
Origin of mustelineLatin mūstēlīnus of a weasel from mūstēla weasel probably from mūs mouse ; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more musteline, superlative most musteline)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From the Latin mÅ«stÄ“lÄ«nus, from mÅ«stÄ“la (“weasel"), from mÅ«s (“mouse", “rat").