Coy"o*te (k?"?-t? ∨ k?"?t), n. [Spanish Amer., fr. Mexican coyotl.] Zool.
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.
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