coati

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English[edit]

A South American, or ring-tailed, coati (Nasua nasua)

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From Old Tupi.

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coati (plural coatis)

  1. Any of several omnivorous mammals, of the genus Nasua, in order Carnivora, that live in the range from southern United States to northern Argentina.
    • 1974, Bil Gilbert, Chulo, Backpacker, page 89,
      Prospectors and cowpunchers who see the animals most often, sometimes call them Mexican monkeys. Others believe the coati to be a peculiar kind of arboreal anteater. More generally in this region, coatis are called “chulo bears” or simply “chulos,” and will be so referred to hereafter.
    • 2002, Maurice Burton, Robert Burton, Coati, International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Chickaree - crabs, page 478,
      The coatis are four small, carnivorous mammals related to the raccoon, red panda and ringtail, or cacomistle. They range in size from 15 inches (38 cm) in the mountain coati, Nasuella olivacca, to 16-26 inches (41-67 cm) long in the three species Nasua nasua, N. nelsoni and N. narica.
    • 2004, Hope B. Werness, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art, page 88,
      Above: Maya effigy vessel depicting a red coati or opposum with some anthropomorphic traits.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Portuguese quati, from Old Tupi.

Noun[edit]

coati m (plural coatis)

  1. coati

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

coati m (plural coatis)

  1. Alternative form of quati.

Venetian[edit]

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coati m

  1. plural form of coato