raccoon dog

Origin of raccoon dog

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for raccoon dog

raccoon dog

noun
  1. 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
  2. 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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