Definition of margay
: a small American spotted cat (Felis wiedii) resembling the ocelot and ranging from northern Mexico to Argentina
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An entire row of shelves 50 feet long and 10 feet high is dedicated to the hides and mounted heads of big cats—cheetahs, tigers, jaguars, margays, ocelots, leopards.
Curiously, one common observation was that margays mimic the calls of prey species to lure them out.
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Origin and Etymology of margay
French, ultimately from Tupi marakajá
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
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