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Skunk vs. Raccoon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Skunk and Raccoon is that the Skunk is a common name of mammals in the genus Mephitidae and Raccoon is a mammal native to North America.

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  • Skunk (noun)

    Any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to North and Central America, having a glossy black with a white coat and two musk glands at the base of the tail for emitting a noxious smell as a defensive measure.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A despicable person.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score. Compare shutout.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A win by 30 or more points.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.

  • Skunk (noun)

    clipping of skunkweed|dot=marijuana.

  • Skunk (noun)

    Any of the strains of hybrids of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica that may have THC levels exceeding those of typical hashish.

  • Skunk (verb)

    To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.

    "I skunked him at cards."

    "We fished all day but the lake skunked us."

  • Skunk (verb)

    To win by 30 or more points.

  • Skunk (verb)

    To go bad, to spoil.

  • Raccoon (noun)

    A nocturnal omnivore native to North America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail; Procyon lotor.

  • Raccoon (noun)

    Any mammal of the genus Procyon.

  • Raccoon (noun)

    Any mammal of the subfamily Procyoninae, a procyonine.

  • Raccoon (noun)

    Any mammal of the family Procyonidae, a procyonid.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Skunk (noun)

    Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.

  • Skunk

    In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king.

  • Raccoon (noun)

    A North American nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach.

Webster Dictionary
  • Skunk (noun)

    a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;

    "only a rotter would do that"

    "kill the rat"

    "throw the bum out"

    "you cowardly little pukes!"

    "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

  • Skunk (noun)

    a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

  • Skunk (noun)

    street names for marijuana

  • Skunk (noun)

    American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae

  • Skunk (verb)

    defeat by a lurch

  • Raccoon (noun)

    the fur of the North American racoon

  • Raccoon (noun)

    an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America

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