noun agoua·ra \¦a-gwə-¦rä\
variants: less commonly



Definition of agouara



  1. 1 :  any of several South American wild dogs (genus Chrysocyon)

  2. 2 :  crab-eating raccoon

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Origin and Etymology of agouara

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

First Known Use: 1822

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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