Part of speech: noun

An American carnivore related to the bear, racoon.

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Usage examples "raccoon":

  1. " I'm afraid I can't, sir, beyond the fact that both of them wore raccoon motoring coats, and kept their collars pretty well turned up. - "Christopher and the Clockmakers", Sara Ware Bassett.
  2. In addition to the animals already named, the musk- rat, raccoon, fox, flying- squirrel, robin, wren, and king- bird will be found convenient for study in many localities. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
  3. It was the Raccoon, and the British captain addressed the Astorians in words that have become historic: " Is this the fort I've heard so much about? - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.