Synonyms
Etymology

1. ringtail

noun. monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl.

Synonyms

  • New World monkey
  • genus Cebus
  • capuchin
  • platyrrhine
  • Cebus
  • platyrrhinian

Etymology

  • ring (English)
  • ring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. ringtail

noun. raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings.

Synonyms

  • cacomixle
  • raccoon fox
  • genus Bassariscus
  • Bassariscus
  • Bassariscus astutus
  • procyonid
  • bassarisk
  • miner's cat
  • ring-tailed cat
  • civet cat
  • coon cat

Etymology

  • ring (English)
  • ring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. ringtail

noun. an immature golden eagle.

Synonyms

  • Aquila chrysaetos

Antonyms

  • catarrhine

Etymology

  • ring (English)
  • ring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. ringtail

noun. North American raccoon.

Synonyms

  • common racoon
  • Procyon lotor
  • racoon
  • raccoon
  • coon

Etymology

  • ring (English)
  • ring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word ringtail


1. Noun, singular or mass
Oily canned fish is also good bait, as the strong smell will carry a greater distance to attract the ringtail to the set.

2. Adjective
If you see a catlike mammal with a ringed tail, look closely – it could be a ringtail cat or a rare coatimundi, a less-common species of raccoon.

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