Definition of coati
noun (plural coatis)
- a raccoonlike animal found mainly in Central and South America, with a long, flexible snout and a ringed tail. Also called coatimundi.
- Genera Nasua and Nasuella, family Procyonidae: three or four species, in particular Nasua nasua, whose range reaches the southern US
early 17th century: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Tupi kua'ti, from cua 'belt' + tim 'nose'