mountain coati

noun

Definition of mountain coati

: a mammal (Nasuella olivacea) that is smaller and has a shorter tail than the closely related coatis and is native to the Andean region of northwestern South America

Note: A second species (Nasuella meridensis) of mountain coati is sometimes recognized.

First Known Use of mountain coati

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Mountain coati.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20coati. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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