Musteline



[muhs-tl-ahyn, -in] /ˈmʌs tlˌaɪn, -ɪn/

adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the family Mustelidae, including the martens, skunks, minks, weasels, badgers, and otters.
2.
resembling a weasel.
3.
tawny or brown, like a weasel in summer.
/ˈmʌstɪˌlaɪn; -lɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Mustelidae, a family of typically predatory mammals including weasels, ferrets, minks, polecats, badgers, skunks, and otters: order Carnivora (carnivores)
noun
2.
any musteline animal
adj.

“weasel-like; pertaining to weasels,” 1650s, from Latin mustela (see mustelid) + -ine (1).

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