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Definition of raccoon
- a greyish-brown American mammal which has a foxlike face with a black mask, a ringed tail, and the habit of washing its food in water.
- Genus Procyon, family Procyonidae (the raccoon family): two species, in particular the common raccoon (P. lotor), which often occurs in urban areas in North America. The raccoon family also includes the coati, kinkajou, cacomistle, and olingo
early 17th century: from Virginia Algonquian aroughcun