striped skunk


: a common North American skunk (Mephitis mephitis) usually with white on the top of the head that extends posteriorly in two narrowly separated stripes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Coyote and striped skunk season will begin again Oct. 15, 2022 and end on March 15, 2023. Alexi Eastes, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Feb. 2022 Coyote and striped skunk season began in Oct. 2021 and will end on March 15, 2022. Alexi Eastes, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Feb. 2022 The typical striped skunk has an eight-year lifespan in the wild. René A. Guzman,, 27 Oct. 2020 Florian Rescue Skunk Florian the rescue striped skunk from North Carolina’s Museum of Life and Science thinks the Patriots stink and believes the Eagles are going to Disney World after the big win., 2 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striped skunk was in 1882

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“Striped skunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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