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raccoon

noun rac·coon \ra-ˈkün also rə-\

: a small North American animal with grayish-brown fur that has black fur around its eyes and black rings around its tail

: the fur of a raccoon

plural raccoon or raccoons also racoon or racoons

Full Definition of RACCOON

1
a :  a small nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) of North America that is chiefly gray, has a black mask and bushy ringed tail, lives chiefly in trees, and has a varied diet including small animals, fruits, and nuts
b :  the pelt of this animal
2
:  any of several animals resembling or related to the raccoon

Variants of RACCOON

rac·coon also ra·coon \ra-ˈkün also rə-\

Illustration of RACCOON

Origin of RACCOON

Virginia Algonquian raugroughcun, arocoun
First Known Use: 1608

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

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