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zo·ril·la

 (zə-rĭl′ə) also zor·il or zor·ille (zôr′ĭl, zŏr′-)
n.
A carnivorous mustelid mammal (Ictonyx striatus) of Africa, resembling a skunk in appearance and in its method of defense.

[From New Latin (Mūstēla) zorilla, former species name, from French zorille, zorilla, from American Spanish zorrillo, skunk, from diminutive of Spanish zorro, fox, from Old Spanish, idler, vagabond, fox.]

zor•il

(ˈzɔr ɪl, ˈzɒr-)

also zo•ril•la

(zəˈrɪl ə)

n., pl. zor•ils also zo•ril•las.
a skunklike African mammal, Ictonyx striatus, of the weasel family.
[1765–75; < French zorille < Sp zorrilla, zorillo, diminutive of zorra, zorro fox]
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Noun1.zoril - muishond of northern Africazoril - muishond of northern Africa    
muishond - southern African weasel
genus Ictonyx, Ictonyx - a genus of Mustelidae
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