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mink (n.)

early 15c., "skin or fur of the (European) mink," from a Scandinavian source (compare Swedish menk "a stinking animal in Finland"). Applied in English to the animal itself from 1620s, and extended to the related (but larger) animal of North America by Capt. John Smith (1624). Related: Minkery "an establishment where minks are bred and trained for ratting" (by 1862, American English).

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Definitions of mink from WordNet

mink (n.)
the expensive fur of a mink;
mink (n.)
fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks;
Synonyms: mink coat
mink (n.)
slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur;
From wordnet.princeton.edu