Definition of "raccoon" []

  • A carnivorous North American mammal (Procyon lotor) having grayish-brown fur, black masklike facial markings, and a black-ringed bushy tail. (noun)
  • The fur of this mammal. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related animals. (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

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  • The fur of the North American raccoon (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "raccoon" in a sentence
  • ""And if it has young back in there, a mother raccoon is going to just tear another hole into the structure to get back in.""
  • "Something is trying to chew through the roof — probably a squirrel or raccoon from the sound of its feet."
  • "Don't worry about the squirrel eatin ', raccoon hat wearin', horse marryin 'voters in WV and KY ..... there primary won't mean zilch this week."