from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the Mustelidae, the family of fur-bearing mammals that includes the badger, mink, otter, and weasel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Like or relating to the family Mustelidae, or the weasels and martens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like or pertaining to the family Mustelidæ, or the weasels and martens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a marten or weasel; of or pertaining to the Mustelinæ, or, in a broader sense, to the Mustelidæ or weasel family.
- Specifically, tawny, like a weasel in summer; fawn-colored.
- n. A musteline mammal; a member of the Mustelinæ.
- Dogfish-like; of or pertaining to the Mustelinæ.
- n. A musteline fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
Latin mūstēlīnus, of a weasel, from mūstēla, weasel, probably from mūs, mouse; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin mūstēlīnus, from mūstēla ("weasel"), from mūs ("mouse”, “rat"). (Wiktionary)