Definition of ring-tailed cat in English:

ring-tailed cat


  • A nocturnal raccoon-like mammal with a dark-ringed tail, found in North America.

    Bassariscus astutus, family Procyonidae

    Also called ringtail, cacomistle
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We're now seeing some wildlife we never saw before - ring-tailed cats, green herons, beaver.’