striped skunk

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striped skunk

n.
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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Noun1.striped skunk - most common and widespread North American skunkstriped 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
genus Mephitis, Mephitis - in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
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