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coonskin

[ koon-skin ]
/ ˈkunˌskɪn /
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noun

the pelt of a raccoon.
an article of clothing made of coonskin, especially a cap with a tail.

adjective

made of coonskin: a coonskin cap.

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Origin of coonskin

An Americanism dating back to 1615–25; coon + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for coonskin

coonskin
/ (ˈkuːnˌskɪn) /

noun

the pelt of a raccoon
a raccoon cap with the tail hanging at the back
US an overcoat made of raccoon
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