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Mephitis mephiticaSkunk Skunk, n. [Contr. from the Abenaki (American Indian)
Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores
of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two
glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid,
which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.
Note: The common species of the Eastern United States
(Mephitis mephitica) is black with more or less white
on the body and tail. The spotted skunk (Spilogale
putorius), native of the Southwestern United States
and Mexico, is smaller than the common skunk, and is
variously marked with black and white.
Skunk bird, Skunk blackbird (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink; --
so called because the male, in the breeding season, is
black and white, like a skunk.
Skunk cabbage (Bot.), an American aroid herb (Symplocarpus
f[oe]tidus>) having a reddish hornlike spathe in earliest
spring, followed by a cluster of large cabbagelike leaves.
It exhales a disagreeable odor. Also called swamp
Skunk porpoise. (Zo["o]l.) See under Porpoise. MephitismMephitism Meph"i*tism, n.
Same as Mephitis, 1.
Meaning of Mephitis from wikipedia
- The striped skunk
) is a skunk
of the genus Mephitis
that occurs across
much of North
America, including southern
Canada, the United...
- The genus Mephitis
is one of several genera
of skunks, which
has two species
and a North American
- semistriatus – striped
Genus: Mephitis Mephitis
macroura – hooded skunk Mephitis mephitis
– striped skunk
Genus: Spilogale Spilogale
(genus), a genus
of skunks Mefitis
, a Roman goddess
page lists articles
- The hooded skunk
macroura) is a species
in the family
in Latin means
"foul odor", μακρός (makrós) in Gr**** translates...
- Vol. 2. Springer, 2012. "Luteimonas mephiti
" at the Encyclopedia
of Life LPSN Type strain
of Luteimonas mephitis
- the Bacterial
in four genera: Conepatus
(hog-nosed skunks, four species); Mephitis
skunks, two species); Mydaus
(stink badgers, two...
- leuconotus) Striped
(C. semistriatus) Mephitis Hooded skunk
(M. macroura) Striped skunk
) Mydaus Sunda stink badger
(M. javanensis) Palawan...
- (2014). "Mephitis mephitis
". Animal Diversity
of Michigan. Retrieved April
14, 2020. Helgen, K.; Reid, F. (2016). "Mephitis mephitis
- (1978). "Some Chemical Constituents
of the Scent
of the Striped Skunk
Ecology. 1 (4): 493–499. doi:10.1007/BF00988589...
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