American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small wolflike carnivorous animal (Canis latrans) native to western North America and found in many other regions of the continent. Also called prairie wolf.
- n. A firefighter who is sent to battle remote, usually very severe forest fires, often for days at a time.
- n. Slang A person who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States, especially across the Mexican border.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Spanish and now the usual name of the common prairie- or barking-wolf of western North America, Canis latrans, abundant almost everywhere from the great plains to the Pacific. It is about as large as a pointer dog, with full pelage, bushy tail, upright ears, and rather sharp nose, of a grayish color, reddening on some parts and darkened with blackish on the back, and is noted for its monotonous and reiterated howling at night. Also spelled cajote, cayote, and kiote.
- n. No less than eleven species of coyotes have been recognized by Merriam, the name Canis latrans being restricted to the eastern form whose type-locality is Iowa. The species from Lower California is C. peninsuiæ; the Californian form is C. ochropus; and that from Indian Territory is C. frustror.
- n. Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America.
- n. A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.
- v. To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also
prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.
- n. someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
- n. a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)
- n. small wolf native to western North America
- From Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl. (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from Nahuatl cóyotl. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The Signs one way to tell if a coyote is approaching in thicker cover is to look for a following magpie or crow.”
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“There has also been an influx of grey seals, which he calls the coyote of the sea and that has caused concern for fishers.”
“A coyote is usually caught in a snare or large leg hold traps be caught in a large traps.”
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“Another way in which I have heard people hunting coyote is to place your deer scraps out in the open and "feed" them then pull the scraps and wait.”
“A coyote is a canine native to North and Central America.”
“My sister has no clue what a coyote is ... can you explain to her in 100 words or less.”
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