Coati meaning

kō-ätē
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Any of several omnivorous mammals, of the genus Nasua, in order Carnivora, that live in the range from southern United States to northern Argentina.
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Any of several omnivorous mammals of the genera Nasua and Nasuella of South and Central America and the southwest United States, having a dark or rust coat, a long flexible snout, and a ringed tail.
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Any of a genus (Nasua) of small, tree-dwelling, raccoonlike carnivores with a long, flexible snout, found in Mexico and Central and South America.
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Origin of coati

  • Spanish coatí Portuguese coati from Tupí cua belt tim nose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Tupi.

    From Wiktionary