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Meaning of mascot

mas•cot

Pronunciation: (mas'kot, -kut), [key]
— n.
  1. an animal, person, or thing adopted by a group as its representative symbol and supposed to bring good luck: The U.S. Navy mascot is a goat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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