Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets.
Any of a family (Viverridae) of small, slender carnivores, including the civets and mongooses.
Of or belonging to this family.
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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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