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eyra

[air-uh, ahy-ruh]
noun
  1. a jaguarundi.
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Origin of eyra

1855–60; < American Spanish < Tupi eira(ra)
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Examples from the Web for eyra

Historical Examples of eyra

  • The names jaguarondi and eyra are applied indifferently to this species and Felis eyra.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2

    Various

  • The lagmen said that disputes between kings must be judged only at the Eyra Thing in Nidaros.

    Heimskringla

    Snorri Sturlason

  • Eyra says some at least of the Australians believe in the existence and separability of the soul.


British Dictionary definitions for eyra

eyra

noun
  1. a reddish-brown variety of the jaguarondi
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Word Origin for eyra

C19: from American Spanish, from Tupi eirara
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