co·​to | \ ˈkōtō \
variants: or coto bark
plural -s

Definition of coto

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the bark of an unidentified tree of northern Bolivia formerly used as an astringent and stomachic
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plural Coto or Cotos

Definition of Coto (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : a Tucano people of eastern Ecuador
b : a member of such people
2 : the Tucano language of the Coto people
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variants: or less commonly Cocto \ ˈkōk(ˌ)tō , ˈkäk-​ \
plural Coto or Cotos also Cocto or Coctos

Definition of Coto (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : a Chibchan people of Costa Rica
b : a member of such people
2 : the Chibchan language of the Coto people

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History and Etymology for coto

Noun (1)

Spanish cotocoto, from Quechua kkhotokktóto

Noun (2)

Spanish, of American Indian origin

Noun (3)

Spanish, of American Indian origin

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“Coto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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