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Noun: cacomistle  'ka-ku,mi-sul
  1. Raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings
    - bassarisk, cacomixle, coon cat, raccoon fox, ringtail, ring-tailed cat, civet cat, miner's cat, Bassariscus astutus

Derived forms: cacomistles

Type of: procyonid

Part of: Bassariscus, genus Bassariscus

Encyclopedia: Cacomistle