American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A carnivorous North American mammal (Procyon lotor) having grayish-brown fur, black masklike facial markings, and a black-ringed bushy tail.
- n. The fur of this mammal.
- n. Any of various similar or related animals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See racoon.
- n. A nocturnal omnivore originally living in North America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail; Procyon lotor.
- n. Any mammal of the genus Procyon.
- n. Any mammal of the subfamily Procyoninae, a procyonine.
- n. Any mammal of the family Procyonidae, a procyonid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A North American nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also
coon, and mapach.
- n. an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
- n. the fur of the North American racoon
- From arocoun (1608), from Powhatan ärähkun, from ärähkuněm ‘he scratches with his hands’. (Wiktionary)
- Of Virginia Algonquian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“On the farm we lived in previously, we had a compost bin we called the raccoon and skunk feeder.”
“You are basically building a door in someone's home where the raccoon might be able to get back out but not back in," Harrington said.”
“Local News: "The hairless creature was identified as a raccoon with a congenital defect.”
“She doesn't think she has any options but one, so she has to be treated like a rabid raccoon, that is, cautiously and lethally.”
“This video shows the terrible treatment involved in the skinning of dogs which I believe are called raccoon dogs.”
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