coati-mundi

coati

[koh-ah-tee]
noun, plural coatis.
any tropical American carnivore of the genus Nasua, related to the raccoon, having an elongated body, long, ringed tail, and a slender, flexible snout.
Also, coati-mondi, coati-mundi [koh-ah-tee-muhn-dee] .


Origin:
1670–80; < Portuguese < Tupi

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coati, coati-mondi or coati-mundi (kəʊˈɑːtɪ, kəʊˌɑːtɪˈmʌndɪ)
 
n , pl -tis, -dis
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
 
[C17: from Portuguese coatì, from Tupi, literally: belt-nosed, from cua belt + tim nose]
 
coati-mondi, coati-mondi or coati-mundi
 
n
 
[C17: from Portuguese coatì, from Tupi, literally: belt-nosed, from cua belt + tim nose]
 
coati-mundi, coati-mondi or coati-mundi
 
n
 
[C17: from Portuguese coatì, from Tupi, literally: belt-nosed, from cua belt + tim nose]

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coati
1676, from Tupi (Brazil), from cua "cincture" + tim "nose."
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