Mink definition

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The soft thick lustrous fur of this animal.
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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, and bred for their commercially valuable fur.
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A coat, stole, or hat made of the fur of this animal.
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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.
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Its valuable fur, soft, thick, and white to brown in color.
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(plural mink) Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals in the Mustelinae subfamily, similar to weasels, with dark fur, native to Europe and America, of which two species in different genera are extant.
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(plural minks) An article of clothing made of mink.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mink
Plural:
minks

Origin of mink

  • Middle English mink fur possibly of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of North Germanic origin.

    From Wiktionary