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

     

    raccoon

     noun
    (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 Origin early 17th cent.: from Virginia Algonquian aroughcun.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raccoon