variants or less commonly aguara
plural -s
: any of several South American wild dogs (genus Chrysocyon)

Word History


borrowed from Portuguese aguará, guará "maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)," borrowed from Tupi (16th–17th centuries) awara-, in awarawasú

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of agouara was in 1822

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“Agouara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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