co·​a·​ti·​mun·​di kə-ˌwä-tē-ˈmən-dē How to pronounce coatimundi (audio) kō-ˌä- How to pronounce coatimundi (audio)

Examples of coatimundi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a female coatimundi was found last week on the porch of a resident's home, it was taken by Animal Care Services to a local wildlife rescue. Shepard Price, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Jan. 2023 At zoos, several types of big cats, otters, non-human primates, a binturong, a coatimundi, a fishing cat, and hyenas have been infected, the CDC says. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 15 Dec. 2021 A few hundred cattle roam freely alongside native desert bighorn sheep, mule deer and coatimundi among saguaro and cholla cactus. Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 In California, 29 animals had been tested by the end of September, including a meerkat, a monkey and a coatimundi, a member of the raccoon family. Jonel Aleccia, CNN, 30 Oct. 2020 Four days later, a coatimundi and serval died without veterinary care or a necropsy, the animal equivalent of an autopsy. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 7 Feb. 2020 Place food in a tray, and the coatimundi will pull it up with a rope and pulley. Vincent Crampton,, 6 May 2018 See More

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Word History


Portuguese quatimundé, from Tupi kwatimúnde, older male coati not with a band, from kwáti coati + múnde snare, trap

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coatimundi was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Coatimundi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


co·​a·​ti·​mun·​di kə-ˌwät-ē-ˈmən-dē How to pronounce coatimundi (audio) ˌkwä- How to pronounce coatimundi (audio)
: coati

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