coatimundi

noun
co·​a·​ti·​mun·​di | \ kə-ˌwä-tē-ˈmən-dē How to pronounce coatimundi (audio) , kō-ˌä- How to pronounce coatimundi (audio) , ˌkwä-, -ˈmu̇n- \

Definition of coatimundi

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Covid-19 tests given to cats, dogs, dolphins and more animal species by US scientists," 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, "'Tiger Baby Playtime' roadside zoo's wildlife permit revoked by feds for 120+ violations," 7 Feb. 2020 Place food in a tray, and the coatimundi will pull it up with a rope and pulley. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Hernando County: This roadside attraction is alive and kicking," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of coatimundi

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coatimundi

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

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“Coatimundi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coatimundi. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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