from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of four species of omnivorous mammals of the genera Nasua or Nasuella of South and Central America and the southwest United States, related to and resembling the raccoon but having a longer snout and tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several omnivorous mammals, of the genus Nasua in order Carnivora, that live in the range from southern United States to northern Argentina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mammal of tropical America of the genus Nasua, allied to the raccoon, having a ringed tail but with a longer body, tail, and nose; -- called also coati mondi and coati mundi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American plantigrade carnivorous quadruped, of the family Procyonidæ, subfamily Nasuinæ, and genus Nasua (which see), inhabiting tropical and subtropical regions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America
Spanish coatí and Portuguese coati, from Tupi : cua, belt + tim, nose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Tupi. (Wiktionary)