Origin of mephitis
Examples from the Web for mephitis
Yet mephitis has the air of seeming rather to like, than to seek to avoid, mankind.
A skunk, (mephitis Americana,) which was killed in the afternoon, made a supper for one of the messes.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California|Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
The small mandibular ramus of a musteline referred by Dr. Roth to Mephitis suffocans, does not pertain to this genus and species.Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard
Mephitis is, however, purely American wherever he comes from.
"Mephitis," I gasped, and instantly put several feet more between us.Little Brothers of the Air|Olive Thorne Miller