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Ferret vs. Mink

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ferret and Mink is that the Ferret is a subspecies of mammal and Mink is a mammal.

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  • Ferret (noun)

    An often domesticated mammal (Mustela putorius furo) rather like a weasel, descended from the polecat and often trained to hunt burrowing animals.

  • Ferret (noun)

    The black-footed ferret, ver=161101.

  • Ferret (noun)

    A diligent searcher.

  • Ferret (noun)

    A tape of silk, cotton, or ribbon, used to tie documents, clothing, etc. or along the edge of fabric.

  • Ferret (verb)

    To hunt game with ferrets.

  • Ferret (verb)

    To uncover and bring to light by searching; usually to ferret out.

  • Mink (noun)

    (plural mink or weasels, with dark native to genera are extant: the American mink (Neovison vison) and the European mink (Mustela lutreola).

  • Mink (noun)

    (plural mink) The fur or pelt of a mink, used to make apparel.

  • Mink (noun)

    (plural article of clothing made of mink.

  • Mink (noun)

    (plural individual with poor personal hygiene; a smelly person.

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  • Ferret (noun)

    An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela furo syn. Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes. They are sometimes kept as pets.

  • Ferret (noun)

    A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; - called also ferreting.

  • Ferret (noun)

    The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles.

  • Ferret

    To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; - often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret.

  • Mink (noun)

    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.

  • Mink (noun)

    The fur of the mink{1}. 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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Ferret (noun)

    ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct

  • Ferret (noun)

    domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits

  • Ferret (verb)

    hound or harry relentlessly

  • Ferret (verb)

    hunt with ferrets

  • Ferret (verb)

    search and discover through persistent investigation;

    "She ferreted out the truth"

  • Mink (noun)

    the expensive fur of a mink

  • Mink (noun)

    fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks

  • Mink (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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