Maine coon

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Maine coon

A domestic cat of a large breed that originated in New England, having a long shaggy coat, tufted ears and feet, and often a full ruff.

[From its similarity to a raccoon.]
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Maine Coon

(Breeds) a breed of large powerfully-built long-haired indigenous American cat
[C20: so-called because it was first recognized as a specific breed in Maine, USA, and because it somewhat resembles a raccoon in appearance]
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