other names for skunks


noun, plural skunks, ( especially collectively ) skunk.

verb (used with object)



Origin of skunk

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Example sentences from the Web for skunk

The army met the stone-throwing with a fecal-smelling concoction called ” skunk ” and later with tear gas.

I had been a long time coming to my mind concerning the skunk .

I remember my younger brother once ran across a skunk like this and he had to live in the barn for two days.

I shouldn’t think honey flavoured with skunk cabbage would be fit to eat.

By this we mean, that ordinary people, other than naturalists or scientists, little understand the habits and value of skunk .

The track of the skunk is peculiar and is not likely to be mistaken for that of some other animal.

Skunk definition, a small North American mammal, Mephitis mephitis, of the weasel family, having a black coat with a white, V-shaped stripe on the back, and ejecting a fetid odor when alarmed or attacked. See more.

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I made this tool after working on Related Words which is a very similar tool, except it uses a bunch of algorithms and multiple databases to find similar words to a search query. That project is closer to a thesaurus in the sense that it returns synonyms for a word (or short phrase) query, but it also returns many broadly related words that aren’t included in thesauri. So this project, Reverse Dictionary, is meant to go hand-in-hand with Related Words to act as a word-finding and brainstorming toolset. For those interested, I also developed Describing Words which helps you find adjectives and interesting descriptors for things (e.g. waves, sunsets, trees, etc.).

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