mountain coati

noun

: 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.

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountain coati was in 1859

Dictionary Entries Near mountain coati

Cite this Entry

“Mountain coati.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20coati. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!