coyote
noun (plural coyotes or coyote) Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyōtl Date: 1759 1. a buff-gray to reddish-gray North American canid (Canis latrans) closely related to but smaller than the wolf 2. one who smuggles immigrants into the United States

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