bassarisk

[bas-uh-risk]

noun

any carnivorous mammal of the genus Bassariscus, comprising the cacomistles and ringtails.

Origin of bassarisk

< New Latin Bassariscus name of genus, equivalent to Greek bassár(a) fox + New Latin -iscus diminutive suffix < Greek -iskos
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