Definition of Musang

1. n. A small animal of Java (Paradoxirus fasciatus), allied to the civets. It swallows, but does not digest, large quantities of ripe coffee berries, thus serving to disseminate the coffee plant; hence it is called also coffee rat.



Definition of Musang

1. a paradoxure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Musang

1. A small animal of Java (Paradoxirus fasciatus), allied to the civets. It swallows, but does not digest, large quantities of ripe coffee berries, thus serving to disseminate the coffee plant; hence it is called also coffee rat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musang

murtherous
murthers
murti
murumuru
murunskite
murus
murva
murvas
murza
murzas
mus
mus rose
musa
musaceous
musal
musang (current term)
musangs
musard
musards
musca
musca volitans
muscadel
muscadelle
muscadels
muscadet
muscadets
muscadin
muscadine
muscadines
muscadins

Literary usage of Musang

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1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"Its habits are in great measure those of the common musang, though it is probably more ... 77/6- Three-striped musang. NATIVE NAME.—Kyoung-na-ga, in Arakan. ..."

2. Pilgrims to the Isles of Penance: Orchid Gathering in the East by Talbot Clifton, Violet Mary Beauclerk Clifton (1911)
"... -musang, hantu being the Malay word for "spirit" or "devil," and musang standing for " civet-cat," an animal which brings destruction to the fruit trees ..."

3. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"Nine species of quadrumana, the tiger, black leopard, wild cat, several species of viverra, such as the musang and binturong, the elephant, ..."

4. Adventures Among the Dyaks of Borneo by Frederick Boyle (1865)
"Chinese Suicide—Stoicism—Purchase of a " Mias"—Description —Great Fright — " Wa-wa " Ape — musang ..."

5. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"KL 136. CIVET-CAT : ¡long, Sem. K. Ken. ; (spec. Mal. musang ... Max. adds these specific terms to the generic [ Mai. musang ] ; S 420. Claw. N 3 ; S 53. ..."

6. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"The musang of Java is, although a destroyer of rats and mice, rather a pest to ... The musang is not content with coffee-berries and other vegetable food, ..."

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