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rac·coon

also ra·coon  (ră-ko͞on′)
n. pl. rac·coons or raccoon also ra·coons or racoon
1. An omnivorous mammal (Procyon lotor) native to the Americas and introduced elsewhere, having grayish-brown fur, black masklike facial markings, and a black-ringed bushy tail.
2. The fur of this mammal.
3. Any of various similar or related animals.

[Of Virginia Algonquian origin.]

raccoon

(rəˈkuːn) or

racoon

n, pl -coons or -coon
1. (Animals) any omnivorous mammal of the genus Procyon, esp P. lotor (North American raccoon), inhabiting forests of North and Central America and the Caribbean: family Procyonidae, order Carnivora (carnivores). Raccoons have a pointed muzzle, long tail, and greyish-black fur with black bands around the tail and across the face
2. (Textiles) the fur of the North American raccoon
[C17: from Algonquian ärähkun, from ärähkuněm he scratches with his hands]

rac•coon

(ræˈkun)

n., pl. -coons, (esp. collectively) -coon.
1. any small, nocturnal carnivore of the genus Procyon, esp. P. lotor, having a masklike black stripe across the eyes and a bushy, ringed tail, native to North and Central America.
2. the thick, brownish gray fur of this animal.
[1608, Amer.; < Virginia Algonquian aroughcun]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raccoon - the fur of the North American racoonraccoon - the fur of the North American racoon
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2.raccoon - an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central Americaraccoon - an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
genus Procyon, Procyon - the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
crab-eating raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus - a South American raccoon
Translations
mýval
vaskebjørn
pesukarhu
rakun
mosómedve
rakun
òvottabjörn
アライグマ
너구리
meškėnas
jenots
medvedík čistotný
rakun
tvättbjörn
แรคคูน
gấu trúc Mỹ

raccoon

[rəˈkuːn] N (raccoon or raccoons (pl)) → mapache m

raccoon

racoon [rəˈkuːn] nraton m laveur

raccoon

[rəˈkuːn] nprocione m, orsetto lavatore

raccoon,

racoon

(rəˈkuːn) , ((American) rӕ-) noun
a type of small, furry, North American animal, with a striped, bushy tail.

raccoon

راكُون mýval vaskebjørn Waschbär ρακούν mapache pesukarhu raton laveur rakun procione アライグマ 너구리 wasbeer vaskebjørn szop guaxinim, racum енот tvättbjörn แรคคูน rakun gấu trúc Mỹ 浣熊

raccoon

n mapache m
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