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ˈsɪv ɪtcivet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. civet, civet catnoun

    cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes

Wiktionary

  1. civetnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From civette, from زباد.

  2. civetnoun

    The musky perfume produced by the animal.

    Etymology: From civette, from زباد.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Civetnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape`tion, fr. Ar. zubd, zabd, civet.]

  2. Civetnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape`tion, fr. Ar. zubd, zabd, civet.]

  3. Civetverb

    to scent or perfume with civet

    Etymology: [F. civette (cf. It. zibetto) civet, civet cat, fr. LGr. zape`tion, fr. Ar. zubd, zabd, civet.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Civet

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of civet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of civet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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