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Meaning of STOAT

Pronunciation:  stowt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the ermine in its brown summer coat with black-tipped tail
 

STOAT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: ermine, Mustela erminea, shorttail weasel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stoat\, n. [OE. stot a stoat, horse, bullock; perhaps
originally only of male animals, and akin to D. stooten to
push, E. stutter; cf. Icel. st?tr a bull, Sw. stut a bullock.
Cf. {Stot}.] (Zo["o]l.)
The ermine in its summer pelage, when it is reddish brown,
but with a black tip to the tail. The name is sometimes
applied also to other brown weasels.

 

 

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