What does Mink mean?

Definitions for Minkmɪŋk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mink(noun)

    the expensive fur of a mink

  2. mink, mink coat(noun)

    fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks

  3. mink(noun)

    slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur


  1. Mink(n.)

    The fur of the mink. Together with sable, it is one of the most expensive furs not taken from endangerd species. When the fur is taken from animals grown on a farm, it called ranch mink.

  2. Mink(n.)

    (Zool.) A carnivorous mammal of the genus Mustela (foremrly Putorius), allied to the weasel. The European mink is Mustela lutreola. The common American mink (Mustela vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.

  3. Origin: [Cf. 2d Minx.]


  1. mink(Noun)

    (plural mink) Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals, similar to weasels, with dark fur, native to Europe and America.

  2. mink(Noun)

    (plural minks) A mink coat.

  3. Origin: Of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mink(noun)

    a carnivorous mammal of the genus Putorius, allied to the weasel. The European mink is Putorius lutreola. The common American mink (P. vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison

  2. Origin: [Cf. 2d Minx.]


  1. Mink

    The two living species referred to as "mink" are the European mink and the American mink. The extinct sea mink is related to the American mink, but was much larger. All three species are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, which also includes the weasels, otters and ferrets. The American mink is larger and more adaptable than the European mink. It is sometimes possible to distinguish between the European and American mink; a European mink always has a large white patch on its upper lip, while the American species sometimes does not. Thus, any mink without such a patch can be identified with certainty as an American mink, but an individual with a patch cannot be certainly identified without looking at the skeleton. Taxonomically, both American and European mink used to be placed in the same genus, Mustela, but most recently the American mink has been reclassified as belonging to its own genus, Neovison. The American mink's fur has been highly prized for its use in clothing, with hunting giving way to farming. Its treatment has also been a focus of animal rights and animal welfare activism. American mink have found their way into the wild in Europe and South America, after escaping from captivity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mink

    mingk, n. a small quadruped of the weasel kind, valued for its fur. [Perh. from Sw. mänk.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mink

    Carnivores of genus Mustela of the family MUSTELIDAE. The European mink, which has white upper and lower lips, was widely trapped for commercial purposes and is classified as endangered. The American mink, lacking a white upper lip, is farmed commercially.

Editors Contribution

  1. mink

    A variety of semi-aquatic mammals with dark colored fur of various colors.

    Mink are found in various countries around the world and are a beautiful animal.

  2. mink

    A shade of a color as per a specific color chart or color palette.

    Mink can be a fleshy color on one color chart and the color of sand on another color chart depending on the creator of the color and color chart.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mink in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paris Hilton:

    Every women needs at least 4 animals. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass that pays for everything.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

    Like China, our European priority is for the violence to stop in the east of Ukraine. Our efforts, as Europeans, are all focused on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, and we are concretely contributing to that, at the same time, the European Union has developed a policy of sanctions towards Russia, but I could not stress enough in all my speeches that a sanctions policy is not in itself a policy - it's an instrument, a tool. And as such we are keeping that as long as the Mink agreement is not fully implemented.

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