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hog-nosed skunk

Syllabification: hog-nosed skunk

Definition of hog-nosed skunk in English:

noun

An American skunk with a bare elongated snout and a black face, found in rugged terrain.
  • Genus Conepatus, family Mustelidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Even the hog-nosed skunk, which digs for most of its food, will eat fruits and carrion on occasion.
  • The hog-nosed skunk is found in small numbers in the pinon-juniper woodlands of southeastern Colorado.
  • The defensive secretion of the hog-nosed skunk differs from that of the spotted skunk and the striped skunk.

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