Meaning of black-footed ferret

black'-foot•ed fer'•ret

Pronunciation: (blak'foot"id), [key]
  1. a weasellike polecat, Mustela nigripes, of prairie regions of the U.S., having a yellowish-brown body with the tip of the tail and legs black: an endangered species. See illus. under
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