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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Raccoon  \Rac*coon"\,  n.  [F.  raton,  prop.,  a  little  rat,  fr  rat 
  rat,  perhaps  of  German  origin.  See  {Rat}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  tanate. 
 
  {Raccoon  fox}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cacomixle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coon  \Coon\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  raccoon.  See  {Raccoon}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coon 
  n  1:  a  an  eccentric  or  undignified  rustic;  "I'll  be  a  gone  coon 
  when  the  battle  starts" 
  2:  ethnic  slur;  offensive  name  for  Black  person  [syn:  {nigger}, 
  {spade},  {jigaboo},  {nigra}] 
  3:  North  American  raccoon  [syn:  {common  raccoon},  {common 
  racoon},  {ringtail},  {Procyon  lotor}] 




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