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jaguarundi

[jah-gwuh-ruhn-dee, -gyoo-uh-, jag-wuh-, -yoo-uh-]
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noun, plural ja·gua·run·dis.
  1. 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.
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Origin of jaguarundi

1880–85; < Portuguese < Guarani jaguarundy wildcat
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