Linsang Lin*sang" (l[i^]n*s[aum]ng"), n. (Zo["o]l.) Any viverrine mammal of the genus {Prionodon}, inhabiting the East Indies and Southern Asia. The common East Indian linsang ({Prionodon gracilis}) is white, crossed by broad, black bands. The Guinea linsang ({Porana Richardsonii}) is brown with black spots. [1913 Webster]

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  • Linsang — Linsang, Art der Gattung Genette …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • linsang — [lin′saŋ΄] n. [Javanese liṅsaṅ, wliṅsaṅ] any of several small, long tailed, catlike carnivores (family Viverridae) found in the Old World tropics …   English World dictionary

  • linsang — /lin sang/, n. any of several civetlike carnivores of the genera Prionodon, of the East Indies, and Poiana, of Africa, having retractile claws and a long tail: some East Indies linsangs are endangered. [1880 85; < Javanese lingsang] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Linsang — Linsang …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • linsang — noun Etymology: Javanese lingsang Date: 1821 either of two small nocturnal chiefly forest dwelling viverrid Asian mammals (Prionodon pardicolor and P. linsang) having an elongated slender muzzle and long tail; also a related mammal (Poiana… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Linsang — Linsangs Systematik Überordnung: Laurasiatheria Ordnung: Raubtiere (Carnivora) Überfamilie: Katzenartige (Feloidea) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • linsang — noun Any of the members of two superficially catlike animal species classified in the mammalian subfamily Prionodontinae …   Wiktionary

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