Definition of palm civet in English:

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palm civet


A mainly arboreal civet that typically has powerful curved claws and pale spots or stripes on a dark coat, native to Africa and Asia. It is often a pest of banana plantations.
  • Paradoxurus and other genera, family Viverridae: several species, including the common palm civet (P. hermaphroditus) of Asia.
Example sentences
  • Some others like the wild pig, the palm civet, the common mongoose, the golden oriole, and the rat snake can survive even with little green cover and withstand disturbances.
  • This has a lot to do with the fact that the beans need to first pass through the digestive system of the Asian palm civet.
  • In nature, wild animals like brown palm civet eat fruits and it helps in seed dispersal and good germination of seeds.

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Syllabification: palm civ·et

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