[jah-gwuh-ruhn-dee, -gyoo-uh-, jag-wuh-, -yoo-uh-]

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.

Origin of jaguarundi

1880–85; < Portuguese < Guarani jaguarundy wildcat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019