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zoril

[zawr-il, zor-] /ˈzɔr ɪl, ˈzɒr-/
noun
1.
a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.
Also, zorilla
[zuh-ril-uh] /zəˈrɪl ə/ (Show IPA),
zorille
[zuh-ril] /zəˈrɪl/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of zoril
1765-1775
1765-75; < French zorille < Spanish zorrilla, zorillo, equivalent to zorra, zorro fox + -illa, -illo diminutive suffix
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