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coonhound

[ koon-hound ]
/ ˈkunˌhaʊnd /
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noun
a hound of any of several breeds developed especially for hunting raccoons.
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Origin of coonhound

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; coon + hound1
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British Dictionary definitions for coonhound

coonhound
/ (ˈkuːnˌhaʊnd) /

noun
another name for raccoon dog (def. 2)
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