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margay

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noun mar·gay \ˈmär-ˌgā, mär-ˈ\

Definition of margay

  1. :  a small American spotted cat (Felis wiedii) resembling the ocelot and ranging from northern Mexico to Argentina



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Origin and Etymology of margay

French, ultimately from Tupi marakajá


First Known Use: 1781


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