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agouti

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noun agou·ti \ə-ˈgü-tē\

Definition of agouti

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Dasyprocta) of tropical American rodents about the size of a rabbit

  2. 2 :  a grizzled color of fur resulting from the barring of each hair in several alternate dark and light bands



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Origin and Etymology of agouti

French, from Spanish agutí, ultimately from Tupi akutí


First Known Use: 1625

Rhymes with agouti


Medical Dictionary

agouti

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noun agou·ti \ə-ˈgüt-ē\

Medical Definition of agouti

  1. 1:  a rodent of the genus Dasyprocta (especially D. leporina)

  2. 2:  a grizzled color of fur resulting from the barring of each hair in several alternate dark and light bands




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of agouti Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about agouti


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