Definition of Maine Coon in English:

Maine Coon


(also Maine Coon cat)
  • A large, powerful domestic cat of a long-haired breed, native to America.

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


Maine Coon

/mān ko͞on/ /meɪn kun/


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