Raccoon Rac*coon" (r[a^]k*k[=oo]n"), 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Raccoon dog} (Zo["o]l.), the tanate.

{Raccoon fox} (Zo["o]l.), the cacomixle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Coon — may refer to: Coon, a racial slur used in the United States to refer to black people Coon, an abbreviation for fur from raccoons and racoon dogs Coön (Κόων, Κόωνος), a Trojan warrior who fought in the Trojan War Coon cheese, is the trademark of a …   Wikipedia

  • Coon — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Carleton S. Coon (1904–1981), US amerikanischer Anthropologe Gene L. Coon (1924–1973), US amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Fernsehproduzent Jabez Coon (1869–1935), australischer Politiker Jeremy Coon, US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coon — (n.) short for RACCOON (Cf. raccoon), 1742, American English. It was the nickname of Whig Party members in U.S. c.1848 60, as the raccoon was the party s symbol, and it also had associations with frontiersmen (who stereotypically wore raccoon… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coon — (k[=oo]n), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A raccoon. See {Raccoon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coon — [ kun ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL a RACCOON 2. ) OFFENSIVE an offensive word for a black person in a coon s age INFORMAL in a very long time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Coon — COON, ónis, Græc. Κόων, ωνος, (⇒ Tab. XXXI.) Antenors ältester Sohn, ein gar tapferer Soldat, verwundete den Agamemnon selbst durch die Hand, als er dessen Bruder, Iphidamas, erleget hatte. Indem er aber diesen noch darzu bey dem einen Beine… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • COON — primogenitus filiorum Antenoris, qui cum Iphidamantis fratris mortem, ab Agamemnone illatam, vindicare vellet, mediam eius manum subter cubitum lauceâ trausfixit, atque ita ab eo interfectus est. Homer. Iliad …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • coon — [ku:n] n informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: raccoon] 1.) AmE a ↑raccoon 2.) taboo a very offensive word for a black person. Do not use this word …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coon — ► NOUN 1) N. Amer. short for RACCOON(Cf. ↑raccoon). 2) informal, offensive a black person. [ORIGIN: slang use of sense 1, from an earlier sense ‘(sly) fellow’.] …   English terms dictionary

  • coon — ☆ coon [ko͞on ] n. 1. short for RACCOON 2. Slang a black person: a term of contempt or derision …   English World dictionary

  • coon — bar·ra·coon; ca·coon; car·coon; co·coon·ery; coon; coon·can; coon·er; coon·i·ly; coon·i·ness; coon·tie; puc·coon; rac·coon; rac·coon·berry; ty·coon; coon·ass; co·coon; coon·jine; …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”