This word is often considered musi, indicating that it's sometimes not used in more serious contexts or in toki pona taso conversation. However, it may still be useful to know.
Usage category: widespread
Book: ku suli
Coined era: pre-pu
Coined year: 2009
any animal from the Procyonidae family, such as raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, olingos, ringtails and cacomistles | ALT any animal from the Musteloidea superfamily, including raccoons, weasels, otters, skunks, and red pandas
Coined as an April Fools joke in 2009.
Source Language: Finnish
Etymology: kierteishäntäkarhu ‘kinkajou’ ← kierteis- ‘spiral’ + häntä ‘tail’ + karhu ‘bear’
Creator(s): jan Sonja
Etymology: a drawing of a raccoon with a tail