Coonskin (noun)

The skin of a raccoon, with the fur still on, used as a raw material for making various articles of clothing, caps or trade items.

Origin:

From the north american raccoon, whose skin was traditionally used for clothing, caps and trade.

Examples:

  1. In the 19th century, a coonskin cap was a popular item of headwear.
  2. During the colonial era, coonskins were a valuable form of currency.
  3. The fur of a coonskin is durable, warm and soft to the touch.
  4. The popularity of the coonskin cap declined after the raccoon was hunted almost to extinction.
  5. Coonskin is still used for clothing, but now it is often made of synthetic materials.
Some random words: rococo, carapace, translatable