jaguarundi

[ jah-gwuh-ruhn-dee, -gyoo-uh-, jag-wuh-, -yoo-uh- ]
/ ˌdʒɑ gwəˈrʌn di, -gyu ə-, ˌdʒæg wə-, -yu ə- /

noun, plural ja·gua·run·dis.

a long-bodied and long-tailed tropical wildcat, Felis yagouaroundi, having a brownish-gray coat and a second color phase of reddish-brown: now reduced in number and endangered in some areas.

Nearby words

  1. jaggies,
  2. jaggy,
  3. jagiello,
  4. jaguar,
  5. jaguarondi,
  6. jah,
  7. jahangir,
  8. jahel,
  9. jahrzeit,
  10. jahve

Origin of jaguarundi

1880–85; < Portuguese < Guarani jaguarundy wildcat

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