coonhound

noun
coon·​hound | \ˈkün-ˌhau̇nd \

Definition of coonhound 

: a sporting dog trained to hunt raccoons especially : black-and-tan coonhound

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Since starting her rescue in Oakville, a town near Toronto, Doherty and her dedicated group of volunteers and foster parents have helped find homes for over 1,500 beagles, along with numerous Labs and coonhounds. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Palace Life and Car Rides with the Queen — Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog Is Living His Own Fairy Tale," 24 May 2018 An animal control officer picked up the brown merle English coonhound mix. Washington Post, "Prince George’s County Animal Watch," 27 June 2017 An officer found a stray bluetick coonhound with no identification. Washington Post, "Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch," 6 June 2017 Martin, an American coonhound mix, serves as the show’s narrator — talking in a series of voice-overs and on-camera confessionals. David Martindale, star-telegram.com, "Allison Tolman happily tags along with TV’s new four-legged star in ‘Downward Dog’," 16 May 2017 Dan, 3-1/2, is a 60-pound neutered male redbone coonhound mix who loves people. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Dan," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of coonhound

1919, in the meaning defined above

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