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British pronunciation/ɹækˈuːn/
American pronunciation/ɹæˈkun/

a small animal with a thick tail, gray-brown fur and black marks on its face

synonyms : racoon
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raccoon definition and meaning

What is a "raccoon"?

The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America, known for its distinctive appearance and clever behavior. Raccoons have a stocky build, with a ringed tail, masked face, and dexterous front paws. They are known for their adaptability and ability to thrive in a variety of habitats, including forests, wetlands, urban areas, and even human dwellings. Raccoons are omnivorous, with a varied diet that includes insects, fruits, nuts, small animals, and even garbage from human sources. They are known for their curious and resourceful nature, often using their front paws to manipulate objects and solve problems. Raccoons are primarily nocturnal, and their iconic masked face and ringed tail make them easily recognizable.


the fur of the North American racoon

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1Take raccoons.
2Soon, raccoons may rule the earth!
3Raccoons make turds.
4Raccoons are here.
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