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raccoon

rac·coon

raccoon

 
pronunciation:
rae kun [or] r kun
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part of speech: noun
inflections: raccoon, raccoons
definition 1: a nocturnal North American mammal having brownish gray fur, masklike black facial markings, and black rings around the tail.
 
definition 2: the fur of this animal.
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Raccoon comes from arahkun, an Algonquin word that means "he scratches with his hands."
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