Mephitis is, however, purely American wherever he comes from.
A skunk, (mephitis Americana,) which was killed in the afternoon, made a supper for one of the messes.
Tortoises were very common, and the mephitis left frequent traces of his existence.
Mephitis, me-fī′tis, n. a poisonous exhalation from the ground or from decaying substances—also Mephī′tism.
Because the odor is quite like Mephitis it is considered a so-called anti-spasmodic.
The biggest one of the mephitis family lives in Texas, and that empire is not disposed to boast itself withal on that account.
Yet mephitis has the air of seeming rather to like, than to seek to avoid, mankind.
Its dentition is like that of Mephitis save for the loss of an upper premolar.
Soon a woman ka-wate (mephitis) came along with a vase and a gourd for water.
"Mephitis," I gasped, and instantly put several feet more between us.