A young cacomistle.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a slender, long-tailed, raccoonlike carnivore (Bassariscus astutus) of the SW U.S. and Mexico
- its fur
Origin: American Spanish cacomixtle ; from Nahuatl λaʾkomisλi ; from λaʾko, half plush mis-λi, cougar
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Origin: American Spanish cacomiztle, from Nahuatl tlacomiztli : tlaco, half, part + miztli, mountain lion.