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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

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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