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Definition of Putorius foetidus

Putorius foetidus
Polecat Pole"cat`, n. [Probably fr. F. poule hen, and originally, a poultry cat, because it feeds on poultry. See Poultry.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family (Putorius f[oe]tidus). Its scent glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called also fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret. (b) The zorilla. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Putorius foetidus
Fitchet Fitch"et, Fitchew Fitch"ew, n. [Cf. OF. fisseau, fissel, OD. fisse, visse, vitsche, D. vies nasty, loathsome, E. fizz.] (Zo["o]l.) The European polecat (Putorius f[oe]tidus). See Polecat.

Meaning of Putorius foetidus from wikipedia

- (see above), the scientific name Mustela ****rius is also derived from this species' foul smell. The Latin ****rius translates to "stench" or "stink" and...