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Difficult Dictations - The Olinguito Part 4
native (adjective) - of origin (as in, original to a certain area)
eg. She lives in New York, but she is native to California (she was born and grew up in California).
"...a cross between a ___and a ___" (collocation) - an individual that seems to be a combination or mix of two other things
eg. A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey.
stuffed animal (noun) - a very soft, furry toy that looks similar to a real animal
The olinguito is the smallest member of the raccoon-family, with both species being native to North America. Some people have described it as a cross between a cat and a teddy bear. No matter what the comparison, the olinguito is obviously an extremely cute animal! Now that it has become quite popular, maybe toy companies will begin making olinguito stuffed animals!