- a slender, long-tailed, raccoonlike carnivore (Bassariscus astutus) of the SW U.S. and Mexico
- its fur
Origin of cacomistleAmerican Spanish cacomixtle ; from Nahuatl λaʾkomisλi ; from λaʾko, half + mis-λi, cougar
- A small arboreal mammal (Bassariscus sumichrasti) of the order Carnivora, inhabiting Mexico and Central America and having a black-banded tail.
- The ringtail.
Origin of cacomistleAmerican Spanish cacomiztle, from Nahuatl tlacomiztli : tlaco, half, part + miztli, mountain lion.
- Alternative spelling of cacomixl.