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Main Entry: rac·coon
Variant(s): also ra·coon /ra-primarystresskün/
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural raccoon or raccoons also racoon or racoons
Etymology: Virginia Algonquian raugroughcoon, arocoun "racoon"
: a small North American mammal that is mostly gray with a black mask, has a bushy ringed tail, lives chiefly in trees and is active at night, and eats a varied diet including small animals, fruits, eggs, and insects; also : the pelt of a raccoon
[raccoon illustration]

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