mephitis mephitis


  1. (n) a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
  2. (n) a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
  3. (n) in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae


  • P-U! Everything to know about a skunk

    Bill Maher A ll skunks are not alike, but still, “a skunk is a skunk is a skunk” when it comes to this animal. The word skunk originates from a Latin word “Mephitis,” which translates to “bad odor.” They were correct! read more
    on March 19, 2014     Source: Sanilac County News

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