any of a family (Viverridae) of small, slender carnivores, including the civets and mongooses
Origin of viverrid; from 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 V&imacron;verridae, family name, from V&imacron;verra, type genus, from Latin v&imacron;verra, ferret.