Definition of ring-tailed cat in English:

ring-tailed cat


  • A North American cacomistle, a nocturnal raccoon-like mammal with a dark-ringed tail.

    Also called ringtail

    Bassariscus astutus, family Procyonidae

    ‘We're now seeing some wildlife we never saw before - ring-tailed cats, green herons, beaver.’
    • ‘The ring-tailed cat lives in the arid rocky regions and woodland areas of south-western United States.’
    • ‘Ring-tailed cats live on small rodents and insects, including the centipede, birds, and fruit.’


ring-tailed cat

/riNG tāld kat/ /rɪŋ teɪld kæt/