noun, plural raccoons (especially collectively) raccoon.
a nocturnal carnivore, Procyon lotor, having a masklike black stripe across the eyes, a sharp snout, and a bushy, ringed tail, native to North and Central America and introduced elsewhere for its valuable fur.
the thick, brownish-gray fur of this animal, with gray, black-tipped guard hairs.
any of various related animals of the genus Procyon, of Central American islands, some now rare.
noun (pl) -coons, -coon
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
the fur of the North American raccoon
also racoon, c.1600, arocoun, from Algonquian (Powhatan) arahkun, from arahkunem “he scratches with the hands.” Early forms included Capt. John Smith’s raugroughcum. In Norwegian, vaskebjørn, literally “wash-bear.”
noun 1. a small wild dog of the genus Nyctereutes, common in Asia, resembling a raccoon in coat and coloration. noun 1. a canine mammal, Nyctereutes procyonoides, inhabiting woods and forests near rivers in E Asia. It has long yellowish-brown black-tipped hair and facial markings resembling those of a raccoon 2. Also called coonhound. an […]
- Raccoon eyes
raccoon eyes rac·coon eyes (rā-kōōn’) n. The appearance produced by subconjunctival hemorrhages.
1. a river in NW Iowa, flowing SE to the Des Moines River. 200 miles (322 km) long.
/ˈreɪsəbəl/ adjective 1. (of a racecourse) fit to be used for racing