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 Mustelidœ 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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