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black-footed ferret

[ blak-foot-id ]

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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of black-footed ferret1

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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Example Sentences

The black-footed ferret is the terrible enemy of prairie dogs.

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