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Noun: ferret  fe-rit
  1. Musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
    - black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes
     
  2. Domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
Verb: ferret  fe-rit
  1. Hound or harry relentlessly
     
  2. Hunt with ferrets
     
  3. Search and discover through persistent investigation
    "She ferreted out the truth";
    - ferret out

Derived forms: ferreted, ferrets, ferreting

Type of: discover, find, fitch [archaic], fitchew [archaic], foulmart [archaic], foumart [archaic], hound, hunt, hunt down, Mustela putorius, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, polecat, run, trace, track down

Part of: genus Mustela, Mustela

Encyclopedia: Ferret