ring-tailed

[ ring-teyld ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌteɪld /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. ring-porous,
  2. ring-road,
  3. ring-shout,
  4. ring-spinning frame,
  5. ring-streaked,
  6. ringbark,
  7. ringbolt,
  8. ringbone,
  9. ringdove,
  10. ringed

Also ringtail.

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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