Definition of Maine Coon in English:

Maine Coon

Syllabification: Maine Coon
(also Maine Coon cat)


A large, powerful domestic cat of a long-haired breed, native to America.
More example sentences
  • The Maine Coon is well known for its loving nature, kindly disposition and great intelligence.
  • The Maine Coon is one of the largest purebreds, heavy-boned, broad-chested, with sturdy legs.
  • One of the oldest natural breeds in North America, the Maine Coon is regarded as a native of the state of Maine.


1970s: so named because of partial resemblance to the raccoon.

Definition of Maine Coon in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…