Definition of fossane in US English:

fossane

noun

rare
  • The Malagasy or striped civet, Fossa fossana (family Viverridae), a ground-living, genet-like carnivore endemic to Madagascar.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer. From French fossane, probably ultimately from Malagasy fosa + -ane, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

fossane

/ˈfɒseɪn/