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n. pl. coati or co·a·tis
Any of several omnivorous mammals of the genera Nasua and Nasuella of South and Central America and the southwest United States, having a dark or rust coat, a long flexible snout, and a ringed tail.

[Spanish coatí and Portuguese coati, from Tupí : cua, belt + tim, nose.]


(kəʊˈɑːtɪ) ,




n, pl -tis or -dis
(Animals) any omnivorous mammal of the genera Nasua and Nasuella, of Central and South America: family Procyonidae, order Carnivora (carnivores). They are related to but larger than the raccoons, having a long flexible snout and a brindled coat
[C17: from Portuguese coatì, from Tupi, literally: belt-nosed, from cua belt + tim nose]


(koʊˈɑ ti)

n., pl. -tis.
a raccoonlike carnivore of the genus Nasua, of the New World tropics, with a ringed tail and a narrow, flexible snout.
Also called co•a•ti-mon•di, co•a•ti-mun•di (koʊˈɑ tiˈmʌn di)
[1670–80; < Portuguese < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coati - omnivorous mammal of Central America and South Americacoati - omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
genus Nasua, Nasua - coatis
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