raccoon dog
noun Date: 1868 a small omnivorous canid (Nyctereutes procyonoides) of eastern Asia having a long yellowish-brown coat and facial markings resembling that of a raccoon — called also tanuki

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  • raccoon-dog — raccoonˈ dog noun A raccoon like wild dog (genus Nyctereutes) of E Asia • • • Main Entry: ↑raccoon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Raccoon dog — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raccoon dog — ☆ raccoon dog n. a small, raccoonlike, burrowing dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) of Asia, having long, loose fur and a short, thick tail …   English World dictionary

  • Raccoon dog — Neoguri redirects here. For the tropical storm, see Typhoon Neoguri (2008). Raccoon Dog Wild raccoon dogs at Fukuyama, Hiroshima Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Raccoon Dog — Taxobox name = Raccoon DogMSW3 Wozencraft | pages = | id = 14000825] status = LC status system = iucn2.3 status ref = IUCN2007|assessors=Sillero Zubiri, C. Hoffmann, M.|year=2004|id=14925|title=Nyctereutes procyonoides|downloaded=06 May 2008… …   Wikipedia

  • raccoon dog — a small wild dog of the genus Nyctereutes, common in Asia, resembling a raccoon in coat and coloration. [1865 70] * * * ▪ canine  (Nyctereutes procyonoides), member of the dog family (Canidae) native to eastern Asia and introduced into Europe.… …   Universalium

  • raccoon dog — Tanate Ta*na te, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An Asiatic wild dog ({Canis procyonoides}), native of Japan and adjacent countries. It has a short, bushy tail. Called also {raccoon dog}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raccoon dog — /rəˈkun dɒg/ (say ruh koohn dog) noun a small wild dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, of eastern Asia, and introduced into Europe for fur farming, having dark marks around the eyes that give it some resemblance to a raccoon …   Australian English dictionary

  • raccoon dog — noun small wild dog of eastern Asia having facial markings like those of a raccoon • Syn: ↑Nyctereutes procyonides • Hypernyms: ↑wild dog • Member Holonyms: ↑Nyctereutes, ↑genus Nyctereutes …   Useful english dictionary

  • raccoon dog — n. Asian dog having a long yellowish brown coat and a raccoon face …   English contemporary dictionary

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