Definition of civet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    civet

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈsɪvət//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a wild animal like a cat, that lives in central Africa and Asia
  2. 2[uncountable] a substance with a strong smell, obtained from a civet, and used in making perfume
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