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margay

[mahr-gey] /ˈmɑr geɪ/
noun
1.
a small tiger cat, Felis tigrina, of tropical America: now rare.
Origin of margay
1775-1785
1775-85; < French (Buffon), alteration of margaia < Portuguese maracajá < Tupi marakaya
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margay

/ˈmɑːˌɡeɪ/
noun
1.
a feline mammal, Felis wiedi, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Tupi mbaracaiá
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