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.
noun 1. a sunfish, Lepomis punctatus, inhabiting streams from South Carolina to Florida, having the body marked with longitudinal rows of spots.
- Spotted Tail
noun 1. (Sinte-galeshka) 1833?–81, Brulé Sioux leader.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a viral disease of plants, characterized by wilting and by brown, sunken spots and streaks on the stems and leaves.
noun 1. a person employed to remove spots from clothing, especially at a dry-cleaning establishment. 2. (in civil defense) a civilian who watches for enemy airplanes. 3. Informal. a person employed to watch the activity and behavior of others, especially employees, as for evidence of dishonesty. 4. Military. an observer at a forward position who […]