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margay

[ mahr-gey ]
/ ˈmɑr geɪ /
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noun

a small tiger cat, Felis tigrina, of tropical America: now rare.

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Origin of margay

1775–85; <French (Buffon), alteration of margaia<Portuguese maracajá<Tupi marakaya
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British Dictionary definitions for margay

margay
/ (ˈmɑːˌɡeɪ) /

noun

a feline mammal, Felis wiedi, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat
C18: from French, from Tupi mbaracaiá
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