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Ferret vs. Mink

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Ferretnoun

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

Minknoun

(plural mink or minks) Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals in the Mustelinae subfamily, similar to weasels, with dark fur, native to Europe and America, of which two species in different genera are extant: the American mink (Neovison vison) and the European mink (Mustela lutreola).

Ferretnoun

The black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes.

Minknoun

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

Ferretnoun

A diligent searcher.

Minknoun

(plural minks) An article of clothing made of mink.

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Ferretnoun

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

Minknoun

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

Ferretverb

To hunt game with ferrets.

Minknoun

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.

Ferretverb

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

Minknoun

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.

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Ferretnoun

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.

Minknoun

the expensive fur of a mink

Ferretnoun

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

Minknoun

fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks

Ferretnoun

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.

Minknoun

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

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Ferretverb

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.

‘Master Fer! I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him.’;

Mink

Mink are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals of the genera Neogale and Mustela and part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, otters, and ferrets. There are two extant species referred to as : the American mink and the European mink.

‘mink’;

Ferretnoun

ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct

Ferretnoun

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

Ferretverb

hound or harry relentlessly

Ferretverb

hunt with ferrets

Ferretverb

search and discover through persistent investigation;

‘She ferreted out the truth’;

Ferret

The ferret (Mustela furo) is a domestic species of small mustelid. The only domesticated species in Mustelidae, it is thought to be a descendant of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela.

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