hog-nosed skunk

hog-nosed skunk
noun
large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico
Hypernyms: ↑skunk, ↑polecat, ↑wood pussy
Member Holonyms: ↑Conepatus, ↑genus Conepatus

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noun
: a large stocky white-backed skunk (Conepatus mesoleucus) of southwestern No. America with a short white tail and a naked muzzle; also : any of several closely related So. American skunks — called also white-backed skunk

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/hawg"nohzd', hog"-/, n.
1. Also called badger skunk, rooter skunk. a large, naked-muzzled skunk, Conepatus mesoleucus, common in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having a black coat with one broad white stripe down the back and tail.
2. Also called conepati. any similar New World skunk of the genus Conepatus.

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hog-nosed skunk,
a large skunk of the southwestern United States and Central and South America, with a white back and tail and a long snout used for rooting in the ground; conepatl.

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n. an American skunk with a bare elongated snout and a black face, found in rugged terrain. Genus Conepatus, family Mustelidae: several species

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