agouara

noun
agoua·​ra
variants: or less commonly aguara \ ¦a-​gwə-​¦rä \
plural -s

Definition of agouara

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

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First Known Use of agouara

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agouara

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

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“Agouara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agouara. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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