pentail

noun

Definition of pentail

1 or less commonly pen-tailed tree shrew : a tree shrew (genus Ptilocercus) of Malaysia and adjacent islands that is dark brown above and white below and has a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on its distal third
2 or less commonly pen-tailed phalanger : a small New Guinea phalanger (genus Distoechurus) related to the mouse opossums but distinguished by a tail fringed with long hairs
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[by alteration]
: pintail 1

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Origin and Etymology of pentail

3pen + tail


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