tayra

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese taira & Spanish taira, tayra, from Tupi

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“Tayra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tayra. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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