From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coyote \Coy"o*te\ (k?"?-t? or 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.
   [1913 Webster]
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