cacomistle [kak′əmis΄əl, kak′əmik΄səlkak′ə mis΄əl ]
[AmSp cacomixtle < Nahuatl λ aʾ komisλ i < λ aʾ ko, half + mis-λ i, cougar]
1. a slender, long-tailed, raccoonlike carnivore (Bassariscus astutus) of the SW U.S. and Mexico
2. its fur: Also cacomixle [kak′əmis΄əl, kak′əmik΄səl]

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