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palm civet

n.
1. Any of various large nocturnal arboreal civets of the subfamily Paradoxurinae of Asia, especially Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, having gray or black fur and a long dark tail.
2. A mammal (Nandinia binotata) of the family Nandiniidae of eastern Africa, having spotted fur and a long tail and resembling a civet.
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palm civet

n
(Animals) any of various small civet-like arboreal viverrine mammals of the genera Paradoxurus, Hemigalus, etc, of Africa and S and SE Asia. Also called: musang or toddy cat
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Noun1.palm civet - spotted or striped arboreal civet of southeast Asia and East Indiespalm civet - spotted or striped arboreal civet of southeast Asia and East Indies
civet, civet cat - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
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Essentially these coffee beans are extracted from the droppings of the native palm civet, which is a sort-of cat creature living on the island.
Right in the middle is the figure of an Asian Palm Civet, a nocturnal mammal that is almost like a cat, found in tropical forests.
The common palm civet, locally known as the musang, was spotted briefly before it made its escape and two types of frog, a river frog and dwarf bush frog, were spotted near a stream meandering downhill across the path.
The upward expansions include the Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) by 1,490 m, Hoary-bellied Squirrel (Callosciurus pygerythrus) by 300 m, and Mountain Weasel (Mustela altaica) and Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) by 200 m (Table 1, Figures 1 and 2a-d).
In addition to leopard cats, the exhibition will also show specimens or records of animals that share the same environment as leopard cats, including the masked palm civet, crab-eating mongoose, Chinese ferret-badger, as well as animals that are already extinct from the island, such as the clouded leopard, Formosan sika deer, and Chinese Water Deer.
Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, is coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet.
He said that the same people who called Minister Fonseka "Kalawadda" (Common Palm Civet) had given him the Wildlife Ministry.
Mammal species recorded during the course of the survey included the leopard cat, Indian palm civet, Pallas cat, chinkara, hog deer, grey langur, Asiatic jackal, Indian pangolin, rhesus monkey etc.
It is a kind of coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. Producers of the coffee beans argue that the process may improve coffee through two mechanisms, selection and digestion.
Besides the Himalayan brown and black bear, other rare wildlife mammal species found in these rocky regions at altitudes of 2,800 metres or about 9,100 feet are the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, ibex, red fox, musk deer, marmot, pika, weasel, palm civet, and yellow throated marten, besides 85 bird species, including the Himalayan griffon and bearded vulture.
Mammal species recorded during the course of the survey included the leopard cat, Indian palm civet, Pallas cat (Otocolobus manul), chinkara, hog deer (Axis porcinus), grey langur, Asiatic jackal (Canis aureus), Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) etc.