any of a family (Viverridae) of small, slender carnivores, including the civets and mongooses
Origin of viverridfrom Classical Latin viverra, a ferret from reduplicated, reduplication of Indo-European base an unverified form wer- from source Persian vavrarah, Old Prussian weware, Old English (ac)weorna, squirrel + -idae
of or belonging to this family
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets.
Origin of viverridFrom New Latin Vīverridae family name from Vīverra type genus from Latin vīverra ferret