a small wild dog of the genus Nyctereutes, common in Asia, resembling a raccoon in coat and coloration.
Origin of raccoon dog
First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for raccoon dog
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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