Part of speech: noun

An American nocturnal burrowing animal having a bushy tail and capable of sending forth a liquid of very offensive odor. See illus. on next page.

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Usage examples "skunk":

  1. Such a sight as Jimmy Skunk was! - "The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. " De skunk didn't even leave me de rabbit," he concluded. - "The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. He says it seems like a skunk has been round everywhere; and, in fact, it seems to be right here now. - "Ma Pettengill", Harry Leon Wilson.