quata

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quata ‎(plural quatas)

  1. Archaic form of coiata.
    • 1833, George Long, The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (volume 2, page 547)
      Acosta, in his History of the West Indies, relates the following anecdote of a quata which belonged to the Governor of Carthagena []
    • 1837, The New Monthly Magazine (page 366)
      To be sure the Quatas will, when they meet with a learned traveller, or any other strange animal, descend to the lower branches of their trees, to examine the phenomenon []
    • 1876, Charles Barrington Brown, Canoe and camp life in British Guiana
      The quatas, or large black spider monkeys, spent a good deal of their time in trying to open them by beating them against the branches of trees, or on hard logs upon the ground []