Definition of "ring-tailed" [ring•-tailed]

  • Having a tail with ringlike markings. (adjective)
  • Having a tail that curls to form a ring. (adjective)

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Use "ring-tailed" in a sentence
  • "There are ring-tailed lemurs that waft their tails around to speak a complex “language” of multiple scents to communicate aggression, receptiveness to mating, and much more."
  • "The fault is with the grasshopper and the ring-tailed cat."
  • "The coyote is very wise, the moon is very old; but who ever heard much of anything of credit to the grasshopper and the ring-tailed cat?"