black-footed ferret

black-footed ferret

[blak-foot-id]
noun
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:
1880–85, Americanism

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