- Possibly Tupi coati; see coati + Tupi mundé, animal trap. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Those ominous vines grew in profusion, twisting in dense layers over the lean-to, as if defensively, and the entire platform was surrounded by beasties—iguanas, frogs, snakes, deer mice, and coatimundi made up a creeping moat.”
“A tall, lithe, rather rakishly clad coatimundi stood nearest the wagon, gesturing animatedly in the merchant's direction with a thin rapier.”
“In-Sync today is home to 18 tigers, 12 cougars, 6 lions, 3 leopards, 2 lynx, 2 bobcats, a serval and a coatimundi, named Nugget.”
“For those of you who don't know (and I certainly didn't), a serval is a medium sized African wildcat and a coatimundi is part of the raccoon family.”
“Apparently, there's a coatimundi on the loose in Argyle, NY.”
“Fauna recorded within the park include giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis (V), La Plata otter Lutra platensis, coatimundi Nasua nasua, ocelot Felis pardalis, jaguar Panthera onca, puma Felis concolor, margay Leopardus wiedii, brocket deer Mazama rufina (LR) and American tapir Tapirus terrestris (LR).”
“I always thought it looked like a cross between a wolf and a coatimundi, especially the head.”
“Sir, they would not pause or turn aside if a coatimundi crossed their path — an animal with a strong odour.”
“Glancing at the fragments scattered on the floor, I remembered old Nuflo, and how I had surprised him at his feast of rank coatimundi in his secret retreat.”
““You treat her friends badly,” said I, kicking the long tail of the coatimundi away with my foot, and regretting that”
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