civet

Pronunciation: [SIHV-iht; <em>Fr</em><em>It.</em> chee-veht]

Culinarily, civet is a well-seasoned stew of furred game—usually rabbit—flavored with onions, mushrooms and red wine.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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