Definition of raccoon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also racoon) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkuːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkuːn//
    Wild mammals
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  1. 1 [countable] a small N American animal with greyish-brown fur, black marks on its face and a thick tail See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2 [uncountable] the fur of the raccoon
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Virginia Algonquian aroughcun.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raccoon