Procyonidae

plural noun
Pro·​cy·​on·​i·​dae | \ ˌprōsēˈänəˌdē\

Definition of Procyonidae

: a family (order Carnivora) of small to medium-sized, plantigrade American mammals consisting of the raccoons, coatis, olingos, kinkajou, ringtail, and cacomistle

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Procyonidae

New Latin, from Procyon, type genus + -idae

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on Procyonidae

What made you want to look up Procyonidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!