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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Coati

Coati \Co*a"ti\ (k[-o]*[aum]"t[-e] or k[-o]*[=a]"t[i^]), n. [From the native name: cf. F. coati.] (Zo["o]l.) A mammal of tropical America of the genus Nasua, allied to the raccoon, having a ringed tail but with a longer body, tail, and nose; -- called also coati mondi and coati mundi.

Syn: coati, coati-mondi, coati-mundi, coon cat, Nasua narica.

Note: The red coati ( Nasua socialis), called also coati mondi, inhabits Mexico and Central America. The brown coati ( Nasua narica) is found in Surinam and Brazil.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
coati

Brazilian raccoon, 1670s, from Tupi (Brazil), from cua "belt, cincture" + tim "nose."

Wiktionary
coati

n. Any of several omnivorous mammals, of the genus ''Nasua'', in order Carnivora, that live in the range from southern United States to northern Argentina.

WordNet
coati

n. omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America [syn: coati-mondi, coati-mundi, coon cat, Nasua narica]

Wikipedia
Coati

The coati, genera Nasua and Nasuella, also known as the coatimundi , hog-nosed coon, Mexican ''tejón, '' ''cholugo, '' or moncún, Guatemalan and Costa Rican pizote, Colombian cusumbo, and other names, is a member of the raccoon family ( Procyonidae), a diurnal mammal native to South America, Central America, and south-western North America. The term is reported to be derived from the Tupi language (Brazil).

Usage examples of "coati".

Jon-Tom indicated the coati, who strolled along in the lead, talking with a couple of his band.

Mudge spoke with sufficient conviction to persuade the coati that he was telling the truth.

With that, the coati left them, increasing his stride to again assume his place at the head of the little procession.

Nothing would please him more than to be able to give the coati the shaft.

The scarred dandy of a coati in particular looked like a tough customer.

At this critical moment the coati bravely scampered forward and made a gallant if misguided effort to rally his dispirited troops.

Though he had been drinking steadily to keep out the cold, sufficient faculties remained to nun to reveal that the coati had been through a difficult time.

Avila tried to subdue the coati by stunning it with the pry bar, but it was too swift and agile.

He heard the coati squealing in pain behind him, the crackling of twigs, and then he realized, just in time, that this was no wounded coati—it was the Indian again.

With short tail switching and cat-eyes piercing the night she looked as if she might just have emerged from a stage version of Puss n' Boots, though the way her companion coati was pawing her was anything but fairytalish.

With short tail switching and cat-eyes piercing the night she looked as if she might just have emerged from a stage version of _Puss n' Boots_, though the way her companion coati was pawing her was anything but fairytalish.

The carnivorous are the red panther, or puma [see note 1], the spotted leopard, the ounce, the jaguar, the grizzly black and brown bear, the wolf, black, white and grey: the blue, red, and black fox, the badger, the porcupine, the hedgehog, and the coati (an animal peculiar to the Shoshone territory, and Upper California), a kind of mixture of the fox and wolf breed, fierce little animals with bushy tails and large heads, and a quick, sharp bark.

She walked and breathed and took joy in the early-morning life of the high desert, the skunks and wild pigs, the tiny pygmy owl returning to its home in a saguaro, and once a family of coatis flickering along the floor of a wash, tails high and long noses snuffling.