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.
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.
(plural minks) An article of clothing made of mink.
Origin of mink
Middle English mink furpossibly of Scandinavian origin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Of North Germanic origin.
Mink Sentence Examples
mink or sable.
The principal linings are as follows: Sable sides, sable heads and paws, sable gills, mink sides, heads and gills, marten sides, heads and gills, Persian lamb pieces and paws, caracul lamb pieces or paws, musquash sides and heads, nutria sides, genet pieces, raccoon sides or flanks, fox sides, kolinski whole skins, and small rodents as kaluga and hamster.
The darker sorts of mink, musquash, raccoon and wolverine are more valuable than the paler skins.
The two best-known species, so much alike in size, form, colour and habits that, although they are widely separated geographically, some zoologists question their specific distinction, are P. lutreola, the Norz or Sumpfotter (marsh-otter) of eastern Europe, and P. visors, the mink of North America.
The caribou, moose, antelope, mountain sheep, beaver, otter and mink are scarce.