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jaguar

[ jag-wahr, -yoo-ahr; especially British jag-yoo-er ]
/ ˈdʒæg wɑr, -yuˌɑr; especially British ˈdʒæg yu ər /
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noun

a large spotted feline, Panthera onca, of tropical America, having a tawny coat with black rosettes: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.

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Origin of jaguar

1595–1605; <Portuguese <Tupi jaguara
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British Dictionary definitions for jaguar

jaguar
/ (ˈdʒæɡjʊə) /

noun

a large feline mammal, Panthera onca, of S North America, Central America, and N South America, similar to the leopard but with a shorter tail and larger spots on its coat

Word Origin for jaguar

C17: from Portuguese, from Tupi jaguara, Guarani yaguara
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