Viverrid meaning

vī-vĕrĭd
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets.
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Any of a family (Viverridae) of small, slender carnivores, including the civets and mongooses.
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Of or belonging to this family.
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Any of various mostly small carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, having long, slender bodies with short legs and bushy tails. Viverrids include the civets, mongooses, meerkats, and binturong.
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(zoology) Any member of the family Viverridae.
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Origin of viverrid

  • From New Latin Vīverridae family name from Vīverra type genus from Latin vīverra ferret

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

  • Viverridae +"Ž -id

    From Wiktionary