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mink

noun [C]  /mɪŋk/ ( plural minks or mink) us  
a small brown animal from Europe, North America, and Asia, or its fur, used to make expensive coats and other items of clothing: a mink coat
Translations of “mink”
in Spanish visón…
in French vison, (de) vison…
in German der Nerz, das Nerzfell…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼬,水貂…
in Russian норка, мех норки…
in Turkish vizon, vizon kürkü, mink…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼬,水貂…
in Polish norka, norki…
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