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Meaning of polecat

pole•cat

Pronunciation: (pōl'kat"), [key]
— pl. -cats, -cat.
  1. a European mammal, Mustela putorius, of the weasel family, having a blackish fur and ejecting a fetid fluid when attacked or disturbed. Cf. (def. 1).
  2. any of various North American skunks.
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