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ringtail

Syllabification: ring·tail
Pronunciation: /ˈriNGˌtāl
 
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Definition of ringtail in English:

noun

1Any of a number of mammals or birds having a tail marked with a ring or rings, in particular.
1.1A ring-tailed cat or lemur.
Example sentences
  • The mammals the researchers studied were the platypus, echidna, opossum, wallaby, hedgehog, mouse, rat, rabbit, cow, pig, bat, tree shrew, colugo, ringtail lemur, and humans.
  • The ringtail lemur, of course, has a beautiful ring tail that they hold up to locate each other in the rain forest.
  • The action centered on a longsuffering canine and a ringtail cat with a love of baubles and a habit of causing havoc for his partner.
1.3A golden eagle up to its third year.
2 (also ringtail or ring-tailed possum) A nocturnal tree-dwelling Australian possum that habitually curls its prehensile tail into a ring or spiral.
Example sentences
  • Three species of arboreal marsupials are able to subsist on a diet solely of Eucalyptus foliage: the common ringtail possum, the greater glider and the koala.
  • Tree dwelling, leaf-eating species such as the tree kangaroo and the ring-tailed possum were found to be quite resilient.
  • Common ringtail possums are strictly nocturnal so food was offered at 1800 and removed between 0500 and 0800 the next day.

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