zoril

[ zawr-il, zor- ]
/ ˈzɔr ɪl, ˈzɒr- /

noun

a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.
Also zo·ril·la [zuh-ril-uh] /zəˈrɪl ə/, zo·rille [zuh-ril] /zəˈrɪl/.

Origin of zoril

1765–75; < French zorille < Spanish zorrilla, zorillo, equivalent to zorra, zorro fox + -illa, -illo diminutive suffix
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