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.
(Pronounced KY-yote by cowboys and ko-YO-teh by Spanish speakers) A wily, wild dog closely related to but smaller than a wolf (Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyotl)
Small, slender wolf.
small wolf native to western North America
a large wild dog that harrasses livestock
a wild animal
a wolf, timber wolf that hides in the mountains
The coyote (Canis latrans, meaning "barking dog") also prairie wolf http://www.bartleby.com/65/x-/X-prairiew.html) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the domestic dog. Coyotes are native to North America and are found from Alaska, U.S. to as far south as Panama. European explorers first encountered these canines during their travels in the American Southwest.
Coyote is a mythological character common to many Native American cultures, based on the coyote (Canis latrans) 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, tail and claws. The myths and legends which include Coyote vary widely from culture to culture.