[ zawr-il, zor- ]
/ ˈzɔr ɪl, ˈzɒr- /
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
Words nearby zoril
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Zoril, Zorille, zor′il, n. an African skunk-like carnivore: an American skunk.