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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


atoc atok a species of skunk.
badger a burrowing, nocturnal, hibernating animal of the otter and weasel family.
badgerly like a badger.
balisaur a long-tailed badger.
brock a badger.
carcajou a musteline animal, aka GLUTTON or WOLVERINE. Do not confuse with CARJACOU (also CARIACOU), a sort of deer.
cete a group of badgers.
conepate conepatl a kind of skunk.
ermine the stoat; also, a white fur, the stoat's winter coat in northern lands.
ferret (verb) to search or rummage about.
ferrety like a ferret. No comp!
fisher a large N. American arboreal carnivore of the weasel family, aka PEKAN.
fitch the fur of the polecat.
fitchet fitchew a polecat.
foulmart foumart a polecat.
gill jill a female ferret.
glutton another name for the WOLVERINE.
grison a carnivorous mustelid mammal of Central and S. America, grey with black legs, face, and underparts.
hob a male ferrer
hognosed as in hognosed skunk, a type of skunk.
kolinski kolinsky a kind of Northern Eurasian mink. Pl. KOLINSKIES.
marten a carnivore of the mustelid family.
miniver minever ermine in winter coat.
mink a small animal (of several species) of the weasel family.
musteline mustelid a weasel or similar fur-bearing mammal such as badger and otter. [L. mustelinus, of a weasel].
otter can also be a verb: to fish with an otter-board.
pekan a large N. American arboreal carnivore of the weasel family; aka FISHER.
polecat a dark-brown European carnivorous mammal of the weasel family.
ratel an African badger, aka honey-badger.
sable a kind of marten; (adj.) black; dark; (verb) to darken.
skunk a small American musteline animal; (verb) to defeat without allowing to score.
skunky like a SKUNK > SKUNKIER, SKUNKIEST.
spraint otter's dung.
stoat a small carnivorous mammal of the weasel family,
taira tayra a large S. American member of the weasel family. [Tupi taira].
teledu an East Indian carnivore allied to the badger.
vison the American mink.
weaselly weasely like a weasel, shifty.
whitrack whitret whitterick whittret whitrick a weasel.
wolverene wolverine a ferocious mustelid of Arctic regions, aka GLUTTON.
woodshock a large North American marten with dark brown fur.
zibeline zibelline the fur of the sable; a soft woollen material with a lustrous pile.
zoril zorilla zorille a striped carnivorous mammal of the weasel family found in sub-Saharan Africa.
zorillo a South American skunk > ZORILLOS.
zorino a euphemism for skunk fur as used to make garments. Pl. ZORINOS.