Stoat meaning

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A large European ermine (Mustela erminea), esp. in its brown summer coat.
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Mustela erminea, the ermine or short-tailed weasel, a mustelid native to Eurasia and North America, distinguished from the least weasel by its larger size and longer tail with a prominent black tip.
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Origin of stoat

  • Middle English stote

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