2. [syn: raccoon, racoon]
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: the fur of the North American racoon
2: an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and
Central America [syn: raccoon, racoon]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "raccoon":
Cape polecat, ape, bar, bear, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, coon,
ferret, foumart, glutton, groundhog, guinea pig, hedgehog, monk,
monkey, mousehound, opossum, polecat, porcupine, possum,
prairie dog, quill pig, skunk, weasel, whistle-pig, wolverine,