bassarisk

bassarisk

[bas-uh-risk]
noun
any carnivorous mammal of the genus Bassariscus, comprising the cacomistles and ringtails.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Bassariscus name of genus, equivalent to Greek bassár(a) fox + Neo-Latin -iscus diminutive suffix < Greek -iskos

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bassarisk

noun
raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings 
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