Coon

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Coon may refer to:

Fauna[edit]

Butterflies[edit]

  • Coon, common name of the butterfly Astictopterus jama
  • Coon, species group of the butterfly genus Atrophaneura, now genus Losaria
  • Coon, common name of the butterfly Psolos fuligo

Mammals[edit]

  • Coon, an alternative name for Maine Coon, a breed of domestic cat
  • Coon, a diminutive of raccoon

People[edit]

  • Coon (surname)
  • Coön (Κόων, Κόωνος), a Trojan warrior who during the Trojan War wounded Agamemnon

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • "Coon 2: Hindsight", a 2010 episode of American animated series South Park
  • "The Coon", a 2009 episode of American animated series South Park

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Racially biased usage[edit]

  • Coon, a racial slur, used pejoratively to refer to a person of African, Australian Aboriginal, or Pacific island heritage
  • Coon Carnival, the original name for the Kaapse Klopse, a yearly minstrel festival in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Coon Chicken Inn, a former American restaurant chain whose trademarks and entrances were designed to look like a smiling blackface caricature of an African-American porter
  • Coon hunting, a racist expression referring to seeking to recapture escaped slaves or searching for African-Americans to victimise or assault
  • Coon song, a genre of music that presented a stereotyped image of black people
  • Coonass or Coon-ass, an epithet used in reference to a person of Cajun ethnicity

Other uses[edit]

  • Coon cheese, a cheddar cheese produced by the National Foods company in Australia, trademarked COON
  • Coon hunting, a shortened form of the sport of raccoon hunting

See also[edit]