eyra

noun

ey·​ra
ˈārə
plural -s
: a solid-colored reddish wildcat usually regarded as a color phase of the jaguarundi but sometimes considered to constitute a separate species (Felis eyra or Herpailurus eyra)

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish & Portuguese, from Tupi eirara, irara

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyra was circa 1860

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“Eyra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyra. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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