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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small carnivorous raccoonlike mammal (Bassariscus sumichrasti) of Central America, having a black-banded tail.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of cacomixl.

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

  • n. raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings

Etymologies

American Spanish cacomiztle, from Nahuatl tlacomiztli : tlaco, half, part + miztli, mountain lion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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