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spotted skunk

noun
1.
either of two small, nocturnal skunks of the genus Spilogale, distinguished by a white forehead patch and a luxuriant coat of broken stripes and spots, including S. putorius of temperate North America and S. pygmaea of Mexico.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for spotted skunk
  • There is no problem distinguishing the western spotted skunk, also known as the civet.
  • The endangered spotted skunk cannot be legally hunted or trapped.
  • Continuous closed season for taking spotted skunk and the pelts of spotted skunk may not be sold.

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