black-footed ferret
noun Date: 1846 a rare weasel (Mustela nigripes) of western North American prairies having a yellowish coat, dark feet and facial mask, and a dark-tipped tail

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  • Black-footed ferret — Black foot ed fer ret, n. a weasellike mammal ({Mustela nigripes}) inhabiting the western North American prairie, having dark feet, a dark tipped tail, and a dark face on a yellowish brown coat. It is an endangered species. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black-footed Ferret — Taxobox name = Black footed Ferret status = CR status system = iucn2.3 image width = 250px image caption = Mustela nigripes regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Mustelidae genus = Mustela species = M.… …   Wikipedia

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  • black-footed ferret — black′ foot ed fer′ret n. mam ferret I, 2) • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • black-footed ferret — noun musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct • Syn: ↑ferret, ↑Mustela nigripes • Derivationally related forms: ↑ferret (for: ↑ferret) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black-footed ferret — /blak foot id/ a weasellike polecat, Mustela nigripes, of prairie regions of the U.S., having a yellowish brown body with the tip of the tail and legs black: an endangered species. See illus. under ferret. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • black-footedferret — black footed ferret n. A North American weasel (Mustela nigripes) that is yellowish above, mixed with brown on the head and neck, and has a blackish mask and feet. It is related to the European polecat. * * * …   Universalium

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