Nyctereutes

noun
Nyc·​te·​reu·​tes | \ ˌniktəˈrütēz \

Definition of Nyctereutes

: a genus of mammals (family Canidae) consisting of the raccoon dogs

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History and Etymology for Nyctereutes

New Latin, from Greek nyktereutēs one who hunts or fishes by night, from nykt- nyct- + ereutēs collector, exactor, from ereuein to search, investigate, ask; akin to Old Norse raun attempt, examination, reyna to test, experience

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“Nyctereutes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nyctereutes. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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