Pronunciation: (hôg'nōzd", hog'-),[key] —n. 1. Also called badger skunk, rooter skunk. a large, naked-muzzled skunk, Conepatus mesoleucus, common in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having a black coat with one broad white stripe down the back and tail.
2. Also called conepati. any similar New World skunk of the genus Conepatus.