civet, civet cat(noun)
cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
A carnivorous catlike animal that produces a musky secretion. It is two to three feet long, with black bands and spots on the body and tail.
The musky perfume produced by the animal.
Origin: From civette, from زباد.
a substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet (Viverra civetta). It is of clear yellowish or brownish color, of a strong, musky odor, offensive when undiluted, but agreeable when a small portion is mixed with another substance. It is used as a perfume
the animal that produces civet (Viverra civetta); -- called also civet cat. It is carnivorous, from two to three feet long, and of a brownish gray color, with transverse black bands and spots on the body and tail. It is a native of northern Africa and of Asia. The name is also applied to other species
to scent or perfume with civet
Origin: [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape`tion, fr. Ar. zubd, zabd, civet.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
siv′et, n. a perfume obtained from the civet or Civ′et-cat, a small carnivorous animal of Africa, India, &c. [Fr. civette—Ar. zabad.]
The numerical value of civet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of civet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- μοσχογαλή η κιβέττη, μόσχοςGreek
- viverridé, civetteFrench
- musang, luakMalay
- dlǫ́ʼiitsoh łikizhígííNavajo, Navaho
- виве́рра, циве́тта, цибети́нRussian
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