Pronunciation: (kak'u-mis"ul), [key]
1. Also,cac•o•mix•lePronunciation: (kak'u-mis"ul, -mik"sul). [key]Also called bassarisk, ringtail, coon cat. a carnivorous animal, Bassariscus astutus, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., related to the raccoon but smaller, with a sharper snout and longer tail.
2. See civet cat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.