ring-tailed

[ ring-teyld ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌteɪld /

adjective

having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a raccoon.
having a coiled tail.

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Origin of ring-tailed

First recorded in 1715–25
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British Dictionary definitions for ring-tailed

ring-tailed

adjective

(of an animal) having a tail marked with rings of a distinctive colour
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