raccoon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ra-kn'), [key]
? pl. -coons, -coon.
- a nocturnal carnivore, Procyon &hasp;lotor, having a masklike black stripe across the eyes, a sharp snout, and a bushy, ringed&hasp; tail, native to North and Central America and introduced elsewhere for its valuable fur.
- the thick, brownish-gray fur of this animal, with gray, black-tipped guard hairs.
- any of various related animals of&hasp; the genus Procyon, of Central American islands, some now rare.
- raccoon (Thesaurus)