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Definition of "coati" [co•a•ti]

  • Any of four species of omnivorous mammals of the genera Nasua or Nasuella of South and Central America and the southwest United States, related to and resembling the raccoon but having a longer snout and tail. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coati" in a sentence
  • ""I had no clue how to spell the word they threw out," he said, referring to "coati," a tropical American carnivore whose language of origin could not be traced by the judges."
  • "“I was called away because one of the guests thought she saw an injured coati near one of the trails.”"
  • "The coati turned violently on his small constituency, all that remained of his once powerful band."