an African hyena, Crocuta crocuta, having a yellowish-gray coat with brown or black spots, noted for its distinctive howl.
- Spotted joe-pye weed
noun 1. joe-pye weed (def 2).
- Spotted mackerel
noun 1. a small mackerel, Scomberomorus queenslandicus, of northern Australian waters
[spawr-uh-pol-uh-nin] /ˌspɔr əˈpɒl ə nɪn/ noun 1. an inert, tough polymer forming the resistant outer coat of a pollen grain or spore. sporopollenin (spôr’ə-pŏl’ə-nĭn) An organic polymer that is extremely resistant to degradation. Pollen grains and many kinds of spores have a protective outer coating of sporopollenin, which is so durable that microfossils of sporopollenin […]
noun 1. either of two small, nocturnal skunks of the genus Spilogale, distinguished by a white forehead patch and a luxuriant coat of broken stripes and spots, including S. putorius of temperate North America and S. pygmaea of Mexico.