Definition of American mink

1. Noun. Usually rich dark brown.

Exact synonyms: Mustela Vison
Generic synonyms: Mink

Definition of American mink

1. Noun. (uncountable) A species of small mustelid, ''Mustela vison'', that lives near water. ¹

2. Noun. An animal of that species. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Mink

American larch
American laurel
American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime
American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon
American mastodont
American merganser
American mink
American minks
American mistletoe
American mountain ash
American night heron
American oil palm
American olive
American option
American options
American organ
American oriole
American painted lady
American painted ladys
American parasol
American parsley fern

Literary usage of American mink

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"It is much like the American mink, but it« average size is smaller, and it usually has the upper lip as well as the chin white, and presents certain dental ..."

2. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"North American mink range along watercourses across the continent. ... However, naturalized American mink, fur farm escapees, in some places have supplanted ..."

3. The New Student's Reference Work for Teachers, Students and Families by Chandler Belden Beach, Frank Morton McMurry (1917)
"The European mink is a little smaller than the American mink, ... The American mink is 15 or 20 inches long, with a tail of eight or nine inches, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"V, Ann. Rept., 1895. Des Moines, 189(i. From the Survey. BANGS, O.—Notes on the Synonymy of the North American mink with Description of a New Subspecies. ..."

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