- 1A grayish-brown American mammal that has a foxlike face with a black mask and a ringed tail.
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- Genus Procyon, family Procyonidae (the raccoon family): two species, in particular the common raccoon (P. lotor), which often occurs in urban areas in North America. The raccoon family also includes the coati, kinkajou, cacomistle, and olingo
- From North America came squirrels and raccoons, bears and bison, eagles and an elk.
- That's when the animals are most active and it's fun to see the deer, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and birds.
- Still other eutherians, such as raccoons and bears, are omnivores, eating both meat and plant material.
- 1.1The fur of the raccoon.More example sentences
- It can be made from a variety of pelts and hides including leather, sealskin, mink, racoon, rabbit or pigskin in hundreds of different styles.
- No mink stole or raccoon wrap is safe from a pulpy projectile that's gone to seed.
early 17th century: from Virginia Algonquian aroughcun. The common raccoon's scientific name lotor is Latin for 'one who washes', a name descriptive of the raccoon's habit of using its front feet to forage for food in water.
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