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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the fur of the North American racoon
2: an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America [syn: raccoon, racoon]

Merriam Webster's

also racoon noun (plural raccoon or raccoons; also racoon or racoons) Etymology: Virginia Algonquian raugroughcun, arocoun Date: 1608 1. a. a small nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) of North America that is chiefly gray, has a black mask and bushy ringed tail, lives chiefly in trees, and has a varied diet including small animals, fruits, and nuts b. the pelt of this animal 2. any of several animals resembling or related to the raccoon

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of RACOON.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Raccoon Rac*coon", n. [F. raton, prop., a little rat, fr. rat rat, perhaps of German origin. See Rat.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. Raccoon dog (Zo["o]l.), the tanate. Raccoon fox (Zo["o]l.), the cacomixle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also racoon(raccoons, or raccoon) A raccoon is a small animal that has dark-coloured fur with white stripes on its face and on its long tail. Raccoons live in forests in North and Central America and the West Indies. N-COUNT

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