Mink

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mink

(Science: zoology) A carnivorous mammal of the genus Putorius, allied to the weasel. The European mink is Putorius lutreola. The common American mink (P. Vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued.

Synonym: minx, nurik, and vison.

Origin: Cf. 2d Minx.