pentail

noun

Definition of pentail

  1. 1 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. 2 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

  3. 3 [by alteration] :  pintail 1

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Origin and Etymology of pentail

3pen + tail


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