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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rasse \Rasse\ (r[a^]s), n. [Cf. Malay r[=a]sa taste, sensation.] (Zool.) A carnivore (Viverricula Mallaccensis) allied to the civet but smaller, native of China and the East Indies. It furnishes a perfume resembling that of the civet, which is highly prized by the Javanese. Called also Malacca weasel, and lesser civet. [1913 Webster]