ring-tailed

ring-tailed
ring′-tailed` or ringtail
adj.
1) zool. having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a raccoon
2) anat. zool. having a coiled tail
Etymology: 1715–25

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • ring-tailed — [riŋ′tāld΄] adj. having colored bands or stripes around the tail …   English World dictionary

  • ring-tailed — adjective Date: 1729 1. having a tail marked with rings of differing colors 2. having a tail carried in a form approximating a circle < a ring tailed Afghan hound > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ring-tailed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : having a tail marked with rings of differing colors 2. : having a tail carried in the form of a circle a ring tailed dog …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Ring-tailed cat — Ring tailed Ring tailed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color. [1913 Webster] {Ring tailed cat} (Zo[ o]l.), the cacomixle. {Ring tailed eagle} (Zo[ o]l.), a young golden eagle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ring-tailed eagle — Ring tailed Ring tailed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color. [1913 Webster] {Ring tailed cat} (Zo[ o]l.), the cacomixle. {Ring tailed eagle} (Zo[ o]l.), a young golden eagle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ring-tailed Pigeon — Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdo …   Wikipedia

  • ring-tailed — /ring tayld /, adj. 1. having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a raccoon. 2. having a coiled tail. Also, ringtail. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ring-tailed Lemur — Taxobox name = Ring tailed LemurMSW3 Groves|pages=117|id=12100056] status = NT trend = down status system = iucn3.1 status ref = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates familia = Lemuridae genus = Lemur genus… …   Wikipedia

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