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.

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Origin of jaguarundi

1880–85; <Portuguese <Guarani jaguarundy wildcat

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