Definition of Maine Coon in English:

Maine Coon

(also Maine Coon cat)

noun

  • A large, powerful cat of a long-haired breed, originally from America.

    • ‘The Maine Coon is well known for its loving nature, kindly disposition and great intelligence.’
    • ‘Most Maine Coons will stay close by, probably occupying the chair next to yours instead.’
    • ‘The Maine Coon is one of the largest purebreds, heavy-boned, broad-chested, with sturdy legs.’
    • ‘The Maine Coon comes in a rainbow of colors.’
    • ‘One of the oldest natural breeds in North America, the Maine Coon is regarded as a native of the state of Maine.’

Origin

1970s: so named because of partial resemblance to the raccoon.

Pronunciation:

Maine Coon

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