raccoon(redirected from common raccoon)
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a gray-brown animal with a long, furry tail ringed with black, a sharp, pointed face, and about as big as a medium-sized dog. It is terrestrial, arboreal and aquatic, omnivorous and nocturnal. Called also coon, Procyon lotor.
a poxvirus that causes typical pox lesions in the raccoon.
a major wildlife reservoir and source of human exposure in the southeastern United States.