striped skunk(redirected from Mephitis (genus))
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A North American skunk (Mephitis mephitis), having a distinctive pair of white stripes running from the top of the head to the tail.
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|Noun||1.||striped skunk - most common and widespread North American skunk|
polecat, wood pussy, skunk - American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
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