Definition of Coyote

1. Noun. Small wolf native to western North America.

Exact synonyms: Brush Wolf, Canis Latrans, Prairie Wolf
Generic synonyms: Wolf
Specialized synonyms: Coydog

2. Noun. Someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border).

3. Noun. A forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time).

Definition of Coyote

1. n. 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.

Definition of Coyote

1. Noun. A species of canine native to North America. ¹

2. Noun. A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America. ¹

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Definition of Coyote

1. a small wolf [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coyote

coy dog
coyol palm
coyote (current term)
coyote brush
coyote bush
coyote ugly

Literary usage of Coyote

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1. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"coyote AND THE BLIND BUFFALO.** coyote misleads a buffalo over a precipice. coyote was going along, and he came to a hilly country, and he went up on the ..."

2. Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society by American Folklore Society (1904)
"coyote AND THE BLIND BUFFALO.*" coyote misleads a buffalo over a precipice. coyote was going along, and he came to a hilly country, and he went up on the ..."

3. Traditions of the Thompson River Indians of British Columbia by James Alexander Teit (1898)
"The coyote sang, and the fire leaped up so that it caught the roof of the house ; but the ... The Cannibal also tried fire, but the coyote put it out. ..."

4. The Nucleation of the Uncontaminated Atmosphere by Carl Barus (1906)
"When he reaches home coyote says he has killed Mountain-Lion. 55. coyote GOES FISHING. coyote goes hunting along river and meets man carrying fish. ..."

5. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"As they danced, coyote came nearer and nearer to the flame, took off his bark wig, ... coyote passed the fire to Eagle, Eagle to Humming-Bird, ..."

6. The Pawnee: Mythology (part I) by George Amos Dorsey (1906)
"coyote watched the Buffalo eat grass and said: “Grandfather, how you eat!” The Buffalo did not notice coyote. After a while coyote began to run around in ..."

7. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1917)
"In Takelma, coyote refuses to lend his blanket to a Bug whose ... According to the Shasta, Cricket's child dies, and coyote wants it to be buried. ..."

8. Traditions of the Caddo: Collected Under the Auspices of the Carnegie by George Amos Dorsey (1905)
"It was but a short time until the horse threw coyote off from his back, and when coyote was down on the ground the horse kicked him under the jaws and went ..."

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