Definition of coati
: either of two tropical American mammals (Nasua nasua and N. narica) related to the raccoon but with a longer body and tail and a long flexible snout
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This marks the second year in a row that Bella and Rose have delivered a total of six coati kits, Littman said.
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Origin and Etymology of coati
Portuguese quati, coati, from Tupi kwáti
First Known Use: 1676See Words from the same year
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