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 While the common striped skunk has made its presence known in urban areas, as well as its natural habitats, striped skunks haven't made the same inroads and so largely remain out of sight. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021 The larger striped skunk has been a regular to the area, but this energetic little stinker was a new face in the neighborhood. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2022 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 20 May. 2024.

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