2. Verb. (third-person singular of skunk) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Skunks
1. skunk [v] - See also: skunk
Medical Definition of Skunks
1. Omnivorous new world mammals of the family mustelidae, showing typical warning colouration of patterned black and white and able to eject a malodorous secretion when the animal is startled or in danger. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Skunks
Literary usage of Skunks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"It is well known that skunks have a fondness for eggs as well as poultry, ... Two instances of skunks robbing poultry houses have come under my ..."
2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1903)
"... of Mexican mammals made by EW Nelson and EA Goldman for the Biological Survey of the US Department of Agriculture contain large series of skunks of all ..."
3. The Mammals of Illinois and Wisconsin by Charles Barney Cory (1912)
"It may be readily distinguished from our common skunks ... Map illustrating supposed distribution of skunks belonging to the genus ..."
4. The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography by Titus Fey Cronise (1868)
"MAMMALIA : Bears—Raccoon- skunks—Glutton--Fi°her—Marten- Weasel Otter Cougar—Jaguar'-Ocelot—Wild Cats—Wolf—Coyote Foxes —Sea Lions and Seals -Sen ..."
5. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"The skunks (Mephitis, Cuv.)—In their size and general shap the skunks approach the larger species of Marten; hut they differ much from them in their dental ..."