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Definition of "musteline" [mus•te•line]

  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the Mustelidae, the family of fur-bearing mammals that includes the badger, mink, otter, and weasel. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "musteline" in a sentence
  • "The direction of Ms. Clinton's musteline personality is determined by the direction of the current political breeze."
  • "We now come to the third group of the musteline animals, the most aquatic of all the Fissipedia -- the _Lutridae_ or Otters -- of which there are two great divisions, the common Otters (_Lutra_) and the"
  • "He went so far as to deploy the legally fraught term defamatory, which is the musteline way of subtly raising the specter of a legal threat."