noun jag·uar \ˈja-ˌgwär, -gyə-ˌwär, -gwər; dial -gwī(-ə)r, especially British ˈja-gyə-wər\

: a large, brown, wild cat with black spots that lives in Central and South America

plural jaguars also jaguar

Full Definition of JAGUAR

:  a large cat (Panthera onca) chiefly of Central and South America that is larger and stockier than the leopard and is brownish yellow or buff with black spots

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Origin of JAGUAR

Portuguese, from Tupi jawára large carnivore
First Known Use: 1604

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole
JAGUAR Defined for Kids


noun jag·uar \ˈjag-ˌwär\

Definition of JAGUAR for Kids

:  a large yellowish brown black-spotted animal of the cat family found chiefly from Mexico to Argentina


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