Definition of coati noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəʊˈɑːti//
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɑːti//
(also coatimundi
BrE BrE//kəʊˌɑːtiˈmʌndi//
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˌɑːtiˈmʌndi//
Wild mammals
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a small animal with a long nose and a long tail with lines across it, which lives mainly in Central and S America See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Tupi kua'ti, from cua ‘belt’ + tim ‘nose’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coati