coto

1 of 3

noun (1)

co·​to
ˈkōtō
variants or coto bark
plural -s
: the bark of an unidentified tree of northern Bolivia formerly used as an astringent and stomachic

Coto

2 of 3

noun (2)

"
plural Coto or Cotos
1
a
: a Tucano people of eastern Ecuador
b
: a member of such people
2
: the Tucano language of the Coto people

Coto

3 of 3

noun (3)

"
variants or less commonly Cocto
ˈkōk(ˌ)tō,
ˈkäk-
plural Coto or Cotos also Cocto or Coctos
1
a
: a Chibchan people of Costa Rica
b
: a member of such people
2
: the Chibchan language of the Coto people

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coto. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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