plural noun

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

Word History


New Latin, from Procyon, type genus + -idae

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“Procyonidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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