Mink (?), n. [Cf. 2d Minx.] Zool.
A carnivorous mammal of the genus Putorius, allied to the weasel. The European mink is Putorius lutreola. The common American mink (P. vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.
<-- together with sable, one of the most expensive furs not taken from endangerd species. From animals grown on a farm, called ranch mink -->
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