Definition of palm civet in English:

palm civet

Line breaks: palm civet

noun

A mainly arboreal civet that typically has pale spots or stripes on a dark coat, and powerful curved claws, 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 or toddy cat (P. hermaphroditus) of Asia
More 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.

Definition of palm civet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude