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coati

Pronunciation: /kəʊˈɑːti/

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.
Example sentences
  • The reserve provides a home to 1,800 black howler monkeys as well as 250 species of birds, deer, coatis, anteaters, peccaries, and iguana.
  • Many eggs are destroyed by this unfortunate timing, and predators (mainly coyotes, raccoons, opossums and coatis in Costa Rica) account for further losses.
  • While the plants in the center help most animals in the graph, they have a special relation to the tree-dwelling mammals in the set: spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and coatis.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Tupi kua'ti, from cua 'belt' + tim 'nose'.

Words that rhyme with coati

Amati, arty, Astarte, castrati, chapatti, clarty, ex parte, Frascati, glitterati, Gujarati, hearty, illuminati, karate, Kiribati, lathi, literati, Marathi, obbligati (US obligati), party, tarty

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