AskDefine | Define Fitch

Dictionary Definition

fitch n : dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened [syn: polecat, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius]

Extensive Definition

Fitch is an English surname, and may refer to several people, concepts and places:

Family name

Place names

Business names

Ships

Heraldry

  • Fitch (or cross fitchy), a cross in heraldry where the lower part is shaped like a sword blade

Animals and plants

  • Fitch, the European polecat (Mustela putorius), a ferret-like predatory mammal
  • Fitch, the spice kalonji, the seed of Nigella sativa (used in the King James's Version of the Bible)

References

Fitch in German: Fitch
Fitch in Esperanto: Fitch
Fitch in French: John Fitch
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