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black-footed ferret

[blak-foo t-id]
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noun
  1. a weasellike polecat, Mustela nigripes, of prairie regions of the U.S., having a yellowish-brown body with the tip of the tail and legs black: an endangered species.

Origin of black-footed ferret

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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