alsoracoonnoun (pluralraccoonorraccoons; alsoracoonorracoons) Etymology: Virginia Algonquian raugroughcun, arocounDate: 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
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.
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