black-footed ferret

[ blak-foo t-id ]
/ ˈblækˌfʊt ɪd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019