coatimundi

noun
co·​a·​ti·​mun·​di | \kə-ˌwä-tē-ˈmən-dē, kō-ˌä-, ˌkwä-, -ˈmu̇n- \

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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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