from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of raccoon.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of raccoon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small plantigrade carnivorous quadruped of the arctoid series of the order Feræ, belonging to the family Procyonidæ and genus Procyon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America


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  • "...for an exceptional officer to cope with the loss of half the frigate's people, drafted off by the port-admiral, and their replacement by the crew of the Racoon, turned over to the Surprise in a body..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, H. M. S. Surprise, 112

    I don't know why it's spelled with only one C, but it is.

    April 1, 2008