Definition of tanuki
: the fur of a raccoon dog; also : raccoon dog
Recent Examples of tanuki from the Web
The miniature houses with front stoops guarded by potted plants and tanuki (raccoon dog) figurines had a stillness about them.
Many different animals can be raised in captivity for the fur trade: minks, foxes, chinchillas, and raccoon dogs (also known as tanuki or Asiatic raccoons).
Camera traps captured images of a bison, 21 boars, nine badgers, 26 gray wolves, 60 raccoon dogs (an Asian species also called a tanuki), and 10 red foxes.
Raccoon Dog A raccoon dog, or tanuki, named Tanu burst to fame on the Internet after his owner tweeted photos of his pet.
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Origin and Etymology of tanuki
Japanese, raccoon dog
First Known Use: circa 1929See Words from the same year
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