noun (plural coatis)
- a raccoon-like animal found mainly in Central and South America, with a long flexible snout and a ringed tail. Also called coatimundi.
- Genera Nasua and Nasuella, family Procyonidae: three or four species
early 17th century: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Tupi kua'ti, from cua 'belt' + tim 'nose'