- A canine species (Canis latrans) native to North America.
Etymology: From Spanish coyoteSpanish, coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.
- 1824: William Bullock, Six Months' Residence and Travels in Mexico, p. 119
- : Near Rio Frio we shot several handsome birds, and saw a cayjotte, or wild dog, which in size nearly approached the wolf.
- A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.
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