Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of African skunk-like quadrupeds, representing the subfamily Zorillinæ. The common zoril, or mariput, is Z. striata (or Ictonyx zorilla), a nocturnal, burrowing, carnivorous animal, capable of emitting a very fetid odor, like a skunk. It is as large as a small house-cat, and is entirely striped and spotted with black and white, thus closely resembling the small American skunk figured under Spilogale. The genus is also called
Rhabdogaleand Ictonyx. Its name Zorilla is quite recent; but zorilla as a specific New Latin name is more than a century old, haviug long designated a composite species in which the African zoril was confounded with some American skunks: whence also the two senses of zoril (which see).
- n. [lowercase] A zoril.
- n. alternative spelling of zorille.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
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“Although financing these ventures was always trouble-some, Louis was omnivorously curious; he wanted to launch studies of the pygmy chimpanzee as well as such little-known African mammals as the aardvark, zorilla a creature resembling the skunk, and warthog—animals he had watched as a child, but whose behaviors remained little-known.”
“The critter's black-and-white fur has led to some biologists to suggest it deters predators by resembling the smelly, skunk-like striped polecat, or zorilla, but it is "probably too poor a copy," says the study, to truly fool them.”
“- Jason Bartlett spent time on the DL (two different stints, I think). sometimes players are good. sometimes they're bad. last year tatis was awesome. last year murphy was awesome. this year, they aren't. i'm sure friedman knew zorilla was going to have a massive breakout and show skills he had never before shown.”
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