tayra

noun
tay·​ra
variants: or less commonly taira \ ˈtīrə \
plural -s

Definition of tayra

: a long-tailed mustelid mammal (Galera barbara) of South and Central America that resembles the North American fisher in size but has short fur and is black with a grayish head

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History and Etymology for tayra

Portuguese taira & Spanish taira, tayra, from Tupi

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