from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A carnivorous African mammal (Ictonyx striatus) related to the weasel but resembling the skunk in appearance and in its method of defense.
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- n. A small, carnivorous, nocturnal African mammal resembling a skunk
French, from Spanish zorrillo, skunk, diminutive of zorro, fox, from Old Spanish, idler, vagabond, fox.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)