"polecat" in the noun sense
1. skunk, polecat, wood pussy
American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
2. polecat, fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius
dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
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