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English definition of “civet”

civet

noun     /ˈsɪv.ɪt/
[C] a small animal like a cat from Africa and southern Asia Wild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals [U] a strong-smelling substance from this animal , used for making perfume Toiletry and perfumes
(Definition of civet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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