Definition of Coon cat

1. Noun. Omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America.

Exact synonyms: Coati, Coati-mondi, Coati-mundi, Nasua Narica
Generic synonyms: Procyonid
Group relationships: Genus Nasua, Nasua

2. Noun. Raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings.

Definition of Coon cat

1. Noun. (American English) A Maine Coon ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coon Cat

coombs' test
coon's age
coon-skin cap
coon-skin caps
coon-skin hat
coon-skin hats
coon bear
coon cat (current term)
coon cats
coon eyes
coon hound
coon hounds
coon it
coonhound paralysis

Literary usage of Coon cat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Our Animal Friends: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"Above the cage of one " freak " hung the following legend, on a black placard, in large, silvered letters : ' MAJOR B. coon cat. OWNED BY MRS. ..."

2. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"... Ocelot and the Jaguarundi Cat or Eyra. XXXI BOBBY COON ARRIVES 268 The Raccoon and the Civet or Ring-tailed Cat, . also called coon cat and Bassaris. ..."

3. A Sketch of the Life of John M. Todd: (sixty-two Years in a Barber Shop) and by John M. Todd (1906)
"... from which a large black cat sprang out, with tail erect and as large as a coon cat's tail, and as frightened an animal as ever was seen. ..."

4. Upland and meadow: a Poaetquissings chronicle by Charles Conrad Abbott (1886)
"Opossum,'coon, cat, or my imagination ? I listened, but no sound could be detected. I thumped upon the hollow trunk, but it caused no commotion within. ..."

5. Physiognomy Illustrated; Or, Nature's Revelations of Character: A by Joseph Simms (1889)
"The camel takes his exercise in sunshine, while the skunk, fox, coon, cat, and other small-boned animals prowl ..."

6. The National Zoological Park: A Popular Account of Its Collections by Ned Hollister (1919)
"... often called the " ring-tailed cat," " coon cat," or " civet." It is common along the Pacific coast of the United States and southward into the Tropics. ..."

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