- any tropical American carnivore of the genus Nasua, related to the raccoon, having an elongated body, long, ringed tail, and a slender, flexible snout.
Origin of coati
Examples from the Web for coati
Historical Examples of coati
The Island of Coati, but a short distance to the south-east, was sacred to the moon.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
The coati is about a yard in length, nearly half of which belongs to the tail.
And it descends the trunks of trees head first, just as the coati does.
Suddenly the coati began to go slower and slower and then stopped short.The Inca Emerald
Not far from Titicaca is the island of Coati, sacred to the moon.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art
G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
coati-mondi or coati-mundi (kəʊˌɑːtɪˈmʌndɪ)
- any omnivorous mammal of the genera Nasua and Nasuella, of Central and South America: family Procyonidae, order Carnivora (carnivores). They are related to but larger than the raccoons, having a long flexible snout and a brindled coat
Word Origin for coati
Word Origin and History for coati
Brazilian raccoon, 1670s, from Tupi (Brazil), from cua "belt, cincture" + tim "nose."