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coy·ote

coyote

 
pronunciation:
kaI ot [or] kaI o ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: coyote, coyotes
definition: a North American mammal that is closely related to dogs, foxes, and wolves. Coyotes have a pointed nose and ears and a bushy tail. They hunt small animals, and they also sometimes eat plants.
In the darkness, they could hear the howl of coyotes from across the plain.
 
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