Definition of Racoon

1. Noun. An omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America.

Exact synonyms: Raccoon
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 Racoon

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of raccoon) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Racoon

1. raccoon [n -S] - See also: raccoon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Racoon

rackwork
rackworks
raclette
raclettes
racloirs
raclopride
racon
racons
raconteur
raconteured
raconteurial
raconteuring
raconteurs
racoon (current term)
racoonda
racoons
racquet
racquet-tail
racquet-tails
racquet hypha
racquet sports
racquetball
racquetballer
racquetballers
racquetless
racquetlike
racquets

Literary usage of Racoon

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1. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"The racoon is playful and cleanly, and is very easily supported ; it eats of everything that ... The racoon, which some authors have called the Jamaica rat, ..."

2. Algic Researches: Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1839)
"THE racoon searches the margins of streams for shell-fish, where he is generally sure of finding the AS-SHOG-AISH-I, or crawfish. ..."

3. Algic Researches: Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1839)
"THE racoon searches the margins of streams for shell-fish, where he is generally sure of finding the AS-SHOG-AISH-I, or crawfish. ..."

4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1823)
"CHAPTER XVII THE racoon. THE racoon, which some authors have called the Jamaica rat, is about the size of a small badger; its body is short and bulky; ..."

5. Fur-bearing Animals in Nature and in Commerce by Henry Poland (1892)
"This racoon is rather smaller than the North American species, ... The fur is harsh, coarse, poor, and of much less value than that of the usual racoon. ..."

6. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith, William Turton (1816)
"The racoon. JL HE racoon, which some authors have called the Jamaica rat, is about the size of a small badger ; its body is short and bulky; its fur is fine ..."

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