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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Polecat  \Pole"cat`\,  n.  [Probably  fr  F.  poule  hen,  and 
  originally,  a  poultry  cat,  because  it  feeds  on  poultry.  See 
  {Poultry}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  European  carnivore  of  the  Weasel  family 
  ({Putorius  f[oe]tidus}).  Its  scent  glands  secrete  a 
  substance  of  an  exceedingly  disagreeable  odor.  Called 
  also  {fitchet},  {foulmart},  and  {European  ferret}. 
  b  The  zorilla.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  allied 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fitchet  \Fitch"et\,  Fitchew  \Fitch"ew\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  fisseau 
  fissel,  OD  fisse,  visse,  vitsche  D.  vies  nasty,  loathsome, 
  E.  fizz.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  European  polecat  ({Putorius  f[oe]tidus}).  See  {Polecat}.