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Definition of Coyote

What does Coyote mean?


  1. small wolf native to western North America
    • geographic area: Middle America, North America
    • scientific name: Canis latrans
    • synonyms of coyote: brush wolf / prairie wolf
    • more generic word: wolf = any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
    • more specific word: coydog = offspring of a coyote and a dog
  2. someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
  3. a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

Alternative definition


  1. A canine species native to North America.
  2. A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.

Phrases with Coyote

Phrases starting with the word Coyote:

  1. coyote bush
  2. Coyote Mint
  3. Coyote Ugly
  4. coyote brush
  5. Coyote Gilia
  6. Coyote Gourd
  7. Coyote Melon
  8. coyote state
  9. Coyote Willow
  10. Coyote Tabacco
  11. Coyote Tobacco
  12. Coyote Ceanothus
  13. Coyote Cloudywing

Phrases ending with the word Coyote:

  1. Capnia Coyote
  2. Eudamus coyote
  3. Wile E. Coyote
  4. Loxosceles coyote
  5. Stenopogon coyote
  6. Scleropogon coyote

Other phrase containing the word Coyote:

  1. Robust Coyote Mint

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  1. "Coyote" a.k.a. "Fast Food Nation" is a 2006 American/British drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser, loosely based on the latter's bestselling 2001 non-fiction book of the same name.
  2. "Coyote" is a 2007 independent film created by Brian Petersen and Brett Spackman.
  3. "Coyote" is a 1992 Canadian/French comedy-drama film based on a novel. The film starred Mitsou who was a very popular singer around the time of release.
  4. "Coyote" is a 2013 comedy and drama film directed by Joe Eddy.
  5. "Coyote" is a film, directed by Chema Rodríguez.
    • country: Spain
    • language: Spanish Language
    • genres: Documentary, World cinema
    • released in (6 years ago)


"Coyote" is science fiction author Allen Steele’s novel of interstellar exploration and settlement. The book is a compilation of some of Steele’s short stories into one epic novel. Perspective is taken from many of the major characters of the book, giving Coyote a well-rounded and satisfying account of the colonization of a new world.


Coyote is a comic book character created by Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers.

There are other characters with Coyote in their name, like Wile E. Coyote.


  1. "Coyote" is the opening song from Joni Mitchell's 1976 album Hejira and also the album's first single.
  2. "Coyote" is the fifth album by Matt Mays, released on September 4,2012. It debuted at #7 on the...
    • released on
    • award: - Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year nomination for Matt Mays


  1. Coyote a.k.a. Nemanja Kojić, better known by his stage name Hornsman Coyote, is a Reggae/Dub musician of Serbian descent.
  2. Coyote is a film score composer.
    • profession: Film score composer
  3. Coyote a.k.a. Christian Portal is an assistant art director and production designer.
    • also known as Coyotte, Christian 'Coyotte' Portal, Coyotte Portal
    • profession: Assistant art director, production designer
    • filmography: "Ça Va, Ça Vient"

There are other people with Coyote in their name, like Nana Coyote, Peter Coyote, Coyote Mccloud, Coyote Shivers, Jackie Old Coyote and Harold Goss-Coyote.


  1. Coyote is a census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its...
  2. Coyote, originally Burnett is an unincorporated community in a narrowing of Santa Clara Valley astride Coyote Creek, between San Jose and Morgan Hill, in Santa Clara County, California. Its ZIP Code is 95013; there is a small U.S. Post Office.
    • also known as Coyote, California
    • part of California

There are other places with Coyote in their name, like Coyote Hills Regional Park.


  1. The Coyote was a brand of racing chassis designed and built for the use of A.J. Foyt's race team in USAC Championship Car racing including the Indianapolis 500. It was used from 1966 to 1983 with Foyt himself making 141 starts in the car winning 25 times. George Snider had the second most starts with 24. Jim McElreath has the only other win in a Coyote chassis.
  2. COYOTE, or Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics, is an American sex worker activist organization. COYOTE's goals include the decriminalization of prostitution, pimping and pandering, as well as the elimination of social stigma concerning sex work as an occupation.
  3. Coyote is an irresponsible and trouble-making character and he is one of the most important and...
  4. Coyote a.k.a. Coyote in mythology: Coyote is a mythological character common to many Native American cultures, based on the coyote animal. This character is usually male and is generally anthropomorphic although he may have some coyote-like physical features such as fur, pointed ears, yellow eyes, a tail and claws. The myths and legends which include Coyote vary widely from culture to culture.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Coyote

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Google previewShaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing (2010)

Deepen Your Ability to Heal with Visionary and Spiritual Tools and Practices by Michael Samuels, M.D., Mary Rockwood Lane, PH.D.

The coyote is the eternal prankster, the trickster. For humans, the...

Google previewOverland Monthly and Out West Magazine (1902)

by Bret Harte

The coyote is the tramp of the |e=ert —an enemy to every form of ';.imal life in the region, and all are arrayed against him.

Google previewNative Americans in Comic Books (2008)

A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe

Coyote is a carnal embodiment of the trickster figure seen in many Native cultures and folklore. As a trickster, Coyote is able to outwit and outmaneuver opponents. Thus, while maintaining a heroic style, and subsequently illustrating various ...

Google previewThe Overland Monthly (1902)

The coyote is the tramp of the ia'ert — an enemy to every form of ani.nai life in the region, and all are arrayed against him.

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales (2007)

by Donald Haase

as an anthropomorphic male, Coyote is the archetypal trickster in stories prevalent in many Native American cultures, including the Pima, Chippewa, Salish, Maya, Apache, Nez Perce, Blackfoot, Chumash, Pawnee, Ute, Thompson, Crow, ;...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Coyote. The coyote, Canis latrans, is a member of genus Cams, along with dogs, wolves, and jackals.

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of North American Mammals (2009)

A Comprehensive Guide to Mammals of North America by MobileReference

The Coyote is a popular figure in folklore and popular culture. Reference may invoke either the animal or the mythological figure. Traits commonly described in pop culture appearances include ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Native Art (2003)

Worldview, Symbolism, and Culture in Africa, Oceania, and North America by Hope B. Werness

COYOTE Above: It is often said that the names attached to basketry patterns have no significance , no link with the thing named. Having said that, it is interesting to see that one of the most repeated designs in Southwestern basketry is called ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)

by Jodi O'Brien

Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE) is a prostitutes' rights organization founded in 1973 by ex- prostitute Margo St. James. During the early 1970s, second-wave feminism was a strong movement in the United States, but no organization ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Coyote (Native North Americans) Also known as: Ola'li (Maidu People, N.A.), Sedit (Wintun people), Ueuecoyotl (Aztec People,Mexico). Coyote appears with many faces. Hecan be acreator or a teacherofthe people. In some myths ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1961-1967 (1970)

by Grace C. Keroher

The Coyote Creek Member, or shingle, is at top of formation in Wyoming but pinches out northward into Montana and the Morton becomes upper unit of formation farther north. At type wel1, member was penetrated from 6,425 to 6,505 feet, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (2009)

Second Edition by Marc Bekoff

Coyote Contests Coyote  ...

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Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment. (Peter Coyote)
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Scrabble value of C3O1Y4O1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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