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A small raccoonlike mammal (Bassariscus astutus) of the order Carnivora, inhabiting southwestern North America and having grayish or brownish fur and a black-banded tail.
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1. (Animals) Also called: ring-tailed cat another name for cacomistle
2. (Animals) Also called: ringtail possum Austral any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing
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1. any phalanger of the genus Pseudocheirus, having the prehensile tail curled into a ring.
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|Noun||1.||ringtail - raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings|
Bassariscus astutus, bassarisk, cacomistle, cacomixle, civet cat, miner's cat, raccoon fox, ring-tailed cat, coon cat
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
|2.||ringtail - North American raccoon|
|3.||ringtail - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl|
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
|4.||ringtail - an immature golden eagle|
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