noun Bas·sa·ris·cus \ˌba-sə-ˈri-skəs\

Definition of Bassariscus

  1. :  a genus (family Procyonidae) of mammals comprising the ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) and cacomistle (B. sumichrasti)

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Origin and Etymology of bassariscus

New Latin, from Greek bassaris fox + New Latin -iscus (diminutive suffix)

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