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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A subfamily of mammals including the skunks; it is a subdivision not used in some classifications.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A subfamily of MustelidÅ“ peculiar to America, typified by the genus Mephitis; the skunks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. subdivision not used in some classifications: skunks

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