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bassarisk

[ bas-uh-risk ]
/ ˈbæs əˌrɪsk /
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noun

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

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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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