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

Origin of margay

1775–85; < French (Buffon), alteration of margaia < Portuguese maracajá < Tupi marakaya Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a feline mammal, Felis wiedi, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat

Word Origin for margay

C18: from French, from Tupi mbaracaiá
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