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

 

coati

 noun
noun
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 Origin early 17th cent.: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Tupi kua'ti, from cua ‘belt’ + tim ‘nose’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coati