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Ferrets (Mustela putorius)

Etymology

From Old French fuiret (modern furet) < Late Latin furo ‘thief, ferret’, diminutive of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fur ‘thief’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ferret

Plural
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  1. A mammal, Mustela putorius furo, rather like a weasel, but which was originally bred from the polecat and often trained to hunt rats or rabbits in England.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to ferret

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ferret (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To hunt game with ferrets.
  2. To uncover and bring to light by searching; usually to ferret out.

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