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coyote

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noun coy·ote \kī-ˈō-tē, chiefly Western ˈkī-ˌōt\

Simple Definition of coyote

  • : a small wild animal that is related to dogs and wolves and that lives in North America

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coyote

plural

coyotes

or

coyote

  1. 1 :  a buff-gray to reddish-gray North American canid (Canis latrans) closely related to but smaller than the wolf

  2. 2 :  one who smuggles immigrants into the United States

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Origin and Etymology of coyote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyōtl


First Known Use: 1759

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COYOTE Defined for Kids

coyote

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noun coy·ote \kī-ˈō-tē, ˈkī-ˌōt\

Definition of coyote for Students

  1. :  a yellowish to reddish gray doglike animal chiefly of western North America that is closely related to but smaller than the wolf





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