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[koh-ah-tee] /koʊˈɑ ti/

noun, plural coatis.
any tropical American carnivore of the genus Nasua, related to the raccoon, having an elongated body, long, ringed tail, and a slender, flexible snout.
noun (pl) -tis, -dis
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

Brazilian raccoon, 1670s, from Tupi (Brazil), from cua “belt, cincture” + tim “nose.”


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