striped skunk

noun

Definition of 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

Examples of striped skunk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The typical striped skunk has an eight-year lifespan in the wild. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, 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. PEOPLE.com, 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of striped skunk

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Striped skunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striped%20skunk. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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