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3 entries found for skunk.
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Main Entry: 1skunk
Pronunciation: primarystressskschwaengk
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural skunks also skunk
Etymology: from a word in Massachusett (an extinct Algonguian language spoken in Massachusetts)
1 : any of various black-and-white North American mammals related to the weasels that give off a fluid with a sharp and unpleasant smell when threatened
2 : a mean hateful person
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