Definition of stoat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//stoʊt//
Wild mammals
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a small wild animal with a long body and brown fur that, in northern areas, turns white in winter. The white fur is called ermine. See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stoat