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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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