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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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Word History and Origins

Origin of zoril1

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

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Example Sentences

Zoril, Zorille, zor′il, n. an African skunk-like carnivore: an American skunk.

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