þvottabjörn

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Icelandic[edit]

A mother raccoon and her four kits eating cherries in a suburban backyard in Burnaby, BC.

Etymology[edit]

From þvottur (laundry) and björn (a bear), confer the Danish vaskebjørn and Swedish tvättbjörn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθvɔhtaˌpjœrtn/

Noun[edit]

þvottabjörn m (genitive singular þvottabjarnar, nominative plural þvottabirnir)

  1. a raccoon

Declension[edit]