Definition of Raccoon

1. Noun. The fur of the North American racoon.

Generic synonyms: Fur, Pelt



2. Noun. An omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America.
Exact synonyms: Racoon
Generic synonyms: Procyonid
Group relationships: Genus Procyon, Procyon
Specialized synonyms: Common Raccoon, Common Racoon, Coon, Procyon Lotor, Ringtail, Crab-eating Raccoon, Procyon Cancrivorus

Definition of Raccoon

1. n. 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.

Definition of Raccoon

1. Noun. A nocturnal omnivore originally living in North America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail; ''Procyon lotor''. ¹

2. Noun. Any mammal of the genus ''Procyon''. ¹

3. Noun. Any mammal of the subfamily Procyoninae, a procyonine. ¹

4. Noun. Any mammal of the family Procyonidae, a procyonid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raccoon

1. a carnivorous mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Raccoon

1. A North American nocturnal carnivore of the genus procyon of the family procyonidae (Procyon lotor) which allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Two subgenera and seven species are currently recognised. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach. Origin: F. Raton, prop, a little rat, fr. Rat rat, perhaps of German origin. See Rat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raccoon

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Literary usage of Raccoon

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"It was contended on the one side that it reached to the source of the river, while on the other it was held to be limited to the raccoon fork. ..."

2. Fox Texts by William Jones (1907)
"XA Wolf was passing along when, lo! here he met a raccoon. ... "Oh, to yonder place where the river goes flowing across country," said the raccoon. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The common raccoon (P. lotor, Storr) is 22 or 23 in. long, with the tail about a foot additional ; the general color is grayish white, the tips of the long ..."

4. Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin (1916)
"So he went near and pinched the raccoon on the nose and then on his soft ... The raccoon never moved. The crawfish then pinched him on the ribs and tickled ..."

5. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"COYOTE AND raccoon.*" Coyote fails in attempting to trick a raccoon. e was going through the country, and as he came to a stream r, he saw a raccoon playing ..."

6. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"COYOTE AND raccoon. Coyote fails in attempting to trick a raccoon. Coyote was going through the country, and as he came to ..."

7. Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society by American Folklore Society (1904)
"COYOTE AND raccoon.4" Coyote fails in attempting to trick a raccoon. Coyote was going through the country, and as he came to a stream of water, ..."

8. The Pet Book by Anna Botsford Comstock (1914)
"The raccoon is always full of curiosity, and will examine any unusual object ... The wild raccoon likes to live near water, because of its partiality for ..."

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