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coonskin

[koon-skin] /ˈkunˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the pelt of a raccoon.
2.
an article of clothing made of coonskin, especially a cap with a tail.
adjective
3.
made of coonskin:
a coonskin cap.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25, Americanism; coon + skin
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  • On his head was a kind of coonskin cap with a bushy tail hanging down in back.
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coonskin

/ˈkuːnˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the pelt of a raccoon
2.
a raccoon cap with the tail hanging at the back
3.
(US) an overcoat made of raccoon
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