Cacomistle definition

kăkə-mĭsəl
A small arboreal mammal (Bassariscus sumichrasti) of the order Carnivora, inhabiting Mexico and Central America and having a black-banded tail.
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The ringtail.
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A slender, long-tailed, raccoonlike carnivore (Bassariscus astutus) of the SW U.S. and Mexico.
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Its fur.
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Alternative spelling of cacomixl.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cacomistle
Plural:
cacomistles

Origin of cacomistle

  • American Spanish cacomiztle from Nahuatl tlacomiztli tlaco half, part miztli mountain lion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition