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Definition of the noun american mink

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  1. usually rich dark brown
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Mustela vison
    • more generic word: mink = slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet
    • geographic area: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China), North America

Alternative definition of the noun american mink


  1. [uncountable] A species of small mustelid, Mustela vison, that lives near water.
  2. [countable] An animal of that species.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Aquatic World (2004)

by Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Right: American mink are smaller than otters. Although the two often use similar habitats, mink are less tied to water and do ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna Prasad Sinha

The North American Mink The North American mink (Mustela vison) was also introduced into Britain for fur farming. Unlike the coypu, it is an aggresive carnivore, equally at home in water as on land. Hence the feral population established by ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

American mink. Fur of wild or ranchbred mink of North ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology (2012)

by Dr. Alan Hastings, Dr. Louis Gross

RABBITS DO NOT EAT VOLES–BUT MINK DO RABBITS DO NOT EAT VOLES– BUT MINK DO In the first example above, there is another invasive species that also moved into Scotland, but well after the rabbits—the American mink, Neovison ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

vison, the North American mink. Minks are carnivores belonging to the family Mustelidae. A variety of dominant and recessive mutations that affect coat ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

Thereare two species, American mink(Neovison vison)and European mink ( Mustela lutreola). Aleutian m. disease see Aleutian mink disease. m. encephalopathy a prion spongiform encephalopathy; there is similarity between this disease and ...

Google previewThe Complete Costume Dictionary (2011)

by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

It was often dyed to resemble American mink. jap silk: See habutai. japamala: Hindu prayer beads. Japanese crepe: Japan. Imported plain weave cotton fabric with a twisted weft yarn that was made in Japan. Japanese embroidery: Elaborate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels [2 volumes] (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

Quail Canada Goose Ruddy Duck Mammals American beaver American mink Eastern cottontail Grey Squirrel* Muskrat Raccoon Ameiurus melas Salvelinus fontinalis Ameiurus nebulosa Ictalurus punctatus Pimephales promelas Salvelinus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

gastropods and crabs, and the American mink (Mustela vison) feeds. VERTEBRATES, TERRESTRIAL 617 Sea Stars / 506 Surface Tension / 560 Thomas P Peschak Vertebrates, Terrestrial /...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume (2011)

by Doreen Yarwood

The North American mink is larger and its fur most valued for its thickness and softness. The mink is widely farmed in both North America and Europe. Mole — found all over Europe, in Africa and North America. A very small animal, the mole ...

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