Used in names of mammals and birds that have the tail banded in contrasting colours, e.g. ring-tailed lemur, or curled at the end, e.g. ring-tailed possum (see ringtail (sense 2)).
- Yesterday, the model braved entry to the lemur enclosure to pose with the ring-tailed animals to help launch the competition.
- She's a ring-tailed lemur.
- Since the 1960s, Massachusetts state officials have been releasing non-native ring-tailed pheasants through the state for a fall hunting season.
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