Definitions for cacomistleˈkæk əˌmɪs əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cac•o•mis•tleˈkæk əˌmɪs əl(n.)
a slender, raccoonlike carnivorous mammal, Bassariscus astutus, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., with a long tail.
Origin of cacomistle:
1865–70, Amer.; < MexSp cacomiztle, cacomixtle < Nahuatl tlahcomiztli
bassarisk, cacomistle, cacomixle, coon cat, raccoon fox, ringtail, ring-tailed cat, civet cat, miner's cat, Bassariscus astutus(noun)
raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings