Co*a"ti (? ∨ ), n. [From the native name: cf. F. coati.] Zool.

A mammal of tropical America of the genus Nasua, allied to the raccoon, but with a longer body, tail, and nose.

⇒ The red coati (N. socialis), called also coati mondi, inhabits Mexico and Central America. The brown coati (N. narica) is found in Surinam and Brazil.


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