black-footed ferret

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Definition of black-footed ferret

: a rare weasel (Mustela nigripes) of western North American prairies having a yellowish coat, dark feet and facial mask, and a dark-tipped tail

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First Known Use of black-footed ferret

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-footed ferret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-footed%20ferret. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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