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zoril

[zawr-il, zor-]
noun
  1. a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.
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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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  • Zoril, Zorille, zor′il, n. an African skunk-like carnivore: an American skunk.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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