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black-footed ferret

[ blak-foot-id ]
/ ˈblækˌfʊt ɪd /
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noun
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.
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Origin of black-footed ferret

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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