jaguarundi

noun jag·ua·run·di \ ˌzha-gwə-ˈrən-dē , ˌja- \
variants: or less commonly jaguarondi play \ˌzha-gwə-ˈrän-dē, ˌja-\
Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of jaguarundi

: a slender long-tailed short-legged black, gray, or reddish wildcat (Felis yagouaroundi) chiefly of Central and South America

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Origin and Etymology of jaguarundi

American Spanish, from Old Guarani yaguarundi; akin to Tupi jawarundɨ jaguarundi


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