Definition of kolinsky in English:

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kolinsky

Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪnski/

noun (plural kolinskies)

1A dark brown weasel with a bushy tail, found from Siberia to Japan.
  • Mustela sibirica, family Mustelidae. Alternative name: Siberian weasel.
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.
1.1 [mass noun] The fur of the kolinsky.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the place name Kola, a port in NW Russia, + the pseudo-Russian ending -insky.

Words that rhyme with kolinsky

Dzerzhinsky, Kandinsky, Nijinsky, Stravinsky

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