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black-footed ferret


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American weasel (Mustela nigripes) that is yellowish above, mixed with brown on the head and neck, and has a blackish mask and feet. It is related to the European polecat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a weasellike mammal (Mustela nigripes) inhabiting the western North American prairie, having dark feet, a dark-tipped tail, and a dark face on a yellowish-brown coat. It is an endangered species.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct


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