noun (plural kolinskies)
1A dark brown weasel with a bushy tail, found from Siberia to Japan.
- Mustela sibirica, family Mustelidae. Alternative name: Siberian weasel
More example sentences
- Among these is the kolinsky, also known as the yellow weasel, red sable, tartar sable, or China mink.
- The Siberian weasel also known as the Siberian mink or kolinsky is the most common among Asian mustelids.
- A study of wild populations in Japan showed that the average longevity of Siberian weasels was about 2.1 years.
mid 19th century: from the place name Kola, a port in northwestern Russia, + the pseudo-Russian ending -insky.
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