racoon

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raccoon or racoon (rəˈkuːn)
 
n , pl -coons, -coon
1.  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.  the fur of the North American raccoon
 
[C17: from Algonquian ärähkun, from ärähkuněm he scratches with his hands]
 
racoon or racoon
 
n
 
[C17: from Algonquian ärähkun, from ärähkuněm he scratches with his hands]

racoon (rəˈkuːn)
 
n , pl -coons, -coon
a variant spelling of raccoon

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