coyote


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coy·o·te

 (kī-ō′tē, kī′ōt′)
n.
1. A wolflike carnivorous mammal (Canis latrans) of North and Central America, having grayish-brown or yellowish fur, large erect ears, and a drooping bushy tail. Also called prairie wolf.
2. A firefighter who is sent to battle remote, usually very severe forest fires, often for days at a time.
3. Slang A person who smuggles undocumented immigrants into the United States, especially across the Mexican border.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl cóyotl.]

coyote

(ˈkɔɪəʊt; kɔɪˈəʊt; kɔɪˈəʊtɪ)
n, pl -otes or -ote
1. (Animals) Also called: prairie wolf a predatory canine mammal, Canis latrans, related to but smaller than the wolf, roaming the deserts and prairies of North America
2. (Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Native American legends of the West) a trickster and culture hero represented as a man or as an animal
[C19: from Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyotl]

coy•o•te

(kaɪˈoʊ ti, ˈkaɪ oʊt)

n., pl. -tes, (esp. collectively) -te.
1. a wolflike, medium-sized North American canid, Canis latrans.
2. Slang. a person who smuggles Latin Americans into the U.S. for a fee.
[1825–35; earlier cuiota, cayota < Mexican Spanish coyote < Nahuatl coyōtl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coyote - small wolf native to western North Americacoyote - small wolf native to western North America
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
coydog - offspring of a coyote and a dog
2.coyote - someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, runner, smuggler - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
3.coyote - a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger - an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
Translations
kojot
prærieulv
kojootti
prérifarkas

coyote

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coyote

[kaɪˈəʊti kɔɪˈəʊti] ncoyote m

coyote

nKojote m

coyote

[kɔɪˈəʊtɪ] ncoyote m inv
References in classic literature ?
His father was a coyote and his mother was a wild-cat.
Not a sound is to be heard, save when they give vent to a wonderful imitation of the lonely call of the coyote.
Was it a coyote calling, or had he indeed heard the moan of a dying man, somewhere back amongst that dark, gloomy jungle?
There were no carpets, and on the hardwood floor he caught a glimpse of several wolf and coyote skins.
After a good deal of fruitless argument the question was referred for decision to a passing Coyote, who was a bit of a demagogue and desirous to stand well with both.
There was no other connection between the two incidents than that the coyote has an aversion to storms, and the wind was rising; yet there seemed somehow a kind of supernatural conspiracy between the two, and Mr.
He tried to doze again, but the yap of the coyote disturbed him.
Once they saw a coyote slide into the brush, and once Billy wished for a gun when a large wildcat stared at them malignantly and declined to run until routed by a clod of earth that burst about its ears like shrapnel.
The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.
Presently, in one of those sobbing intervals between the blasts, the coyotes tuned up with their whining howl; one, two, three, then all together--to tell us that winter was coming.
The traits and lairs of the domestic cats gone wild he also learned, as did he learn the wild loves of mountain farm-dogs with the free-roving coyotes.
Bassett remembered that at the time, in lucid moments, he had likened himself to a wounded bull pursued by plains' coyotes too cowardly to battle with him for the meat of him, yet certain of the inevitable end of him when they would be full gorged.