1. [syn: common raccoon, common racoon, coon, ringtail, Procyon lotor]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Raccoon \Rac*coon"\ (r[a^]k*k[=oo]n"), n. [F. raton, prop., a
little rat, fr. rat rat, perhaps of German origin. See
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.
Raccoon dog (Zool.), the tanate.
Raccoon fox (Zool.), the cacomixle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: North American raccoon [syn: common raccoon, common
racoon, coon, ringtail, Procyon lotor]