raccoon dog


noun

a small wild dog of the genus Nyctereutes, common in Asia, resembling a raccoon in coat and coloration.

Nearby words

  1. rabirubia,
  2. raborn,
  3. rabot,
  4. rac,
  5. raccoon,
  6. raccoon eyes,
  7. raccoon river,
  8. race,
  9. race meeting,
  10. race music

Origin of raccoon dog

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for raccoon dog

raccoon dog

noun

a canine mammal, Nyctereutes procyonoides, inhabiting woods and forests near rivers in E Asia. It has long yellowish-brown black-tipped hair and facial markings resembling those of a raccoon
Also called: coonhound an American breed of dog having a short smooth black coat with tan markings, bred to hunt raccoons
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