Coyote Definition

kī-ōtē, kīōt
coyotes
noun
coyotes
A wild animal (Canis latrans) of the dog family, native to the North American plains: it resembles a small wolf.
Webster's New World
A smuggler of illegal aliens from Mexico into the U.S.
Webster's New World
A firefighter who is sent to battle remote, usually very severe forest fires, often for days at a time.
American Heritage
A person who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States, especially across the Mexican border.
American Heritage
verb

To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.

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Other Word Forms of Coyote

Noun

Singular:
coyote
Plural:
coyotes

Origin of Coyote

  • From Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.

    From Wiktionary

  • American Spanish from Nahuatl cóyotl

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

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