- Also called badger skunk, rooter skunk. a large, naked-muzzled skunk, Conepatus mesoleucus, common in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having a black coat with one broad white stripe down the back and tail.
- Also called conepati. any similar New World skunk of the genus Conepatus.
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- any of several American skunks of the genus Conepatus, esp C. leuconotus, having a broad snoutlike nose
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