coati


coati
[kəʊ'α:ti]
noun (plural coatis) a raccoon-like animal found in Central and South America, with a long flexible snout and a ringed tail. [Genera Nasua and Nasuella: three or four species.]
Origin
C17: from Sp. and Port., from Tupi kua'ti, from cua 'belt' + tim 'nose'.

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  • coati — coati …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Coati — White nosed coati Nasua narica Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Coati — Co*a ti (k[ o]*[aum] t[ e] or k[ o]*[=a] t[i^]), n. [From the native name: cf. F. coati.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coati — [ kɔati ] n. m. • 1558; mot tupi, par le port. ♦ Zool. Mammifère carnivore (procyonidés) d Amérique du Sud, au corps allongé, au museau terminé en groin. ● coati nom masculin (mot tupi) Carnivore procyonidé arboricole d Amérique du Sud, au museau …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coati — COÁTI CO A / s. m. mamifer cu corpul alungit, terminat printr un rât, din America de Sud. (< fr., port. coati) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Coati — (Säugethier), so v. w. Nasenthier …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coati — Coati, s. Nasenbär …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Coati — Coati, Nasenbär, Rüsselbär (Nasŭa Storr.), südamerik. Gattg. der Kleinbären, mit rüsselartig verlängerter Nase. Fleisch und Pelz geschätzt. Zwei Arten: der gesellige C. (N. sociālis Wied. [Abb. 363]), rotbraun, und der einsame C. (N. solitarĭa… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • coati — COATI. s. m. Animal quadrupède qui est commun en Amérique, et qui est de la grosseur d un chat …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • coati — Brazilian raccoon, 1670s, from Tupi (Brazil), from cua belt, cincture + tim nose …   Etymology dictionary

  • coati — s. m. [Zoologia] Mamífero carniceiro plantígrado do Brasil …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa


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