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black-footed ferret

[blak-foo t-id] /ˈblækˌfʊt ɪd/
noun
1.
a weasellike polecat, Mustela nigripes, of prairie regions of the U.S., having a yellowish-brown body with the tip of the tail and legs black: an endangered species.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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