Raccoon

Rac*coon"

(rk*kn"), n. [F. raton, prop., a little rat, fr. rat rat, perhaps of German origin. See Rat.] (Zol.) A North American nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach.
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Raccoon dog (Zol.), the tanate. -- Raccoon fox (Zol.), the cacomixle.
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