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jaguarundi

Definition:

a long-bodied, long-tailed, tropical American wildcat

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

jaguarundis

Type of:

wildcat » true cat » feline » carnivore

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Felis yagouaroundi [species] | eyra | jaguarondi | jaguarundi cat | otter cat | F. yagouaroundi [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

American Spanish, from Old Guarani yaguarundi; akin to Tupi jawarundi̵...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Jaguarundi | eyra cat | Puma yagouaroundi [species] | Felis yagouaroundi [species] | Felis unicolor [species] | Felis eyra [species] | Felis cacomitli [species] | Felis apache [species] | Felis fossata [species] | ...

a small-sized wild cat native to Central and South America. In 2002, the IUCN classified the jaguarundi as 'Least Concern', although they considered it likely that no conservation units beyond the megareserves of the Amazon basin could sustain... (38 of 3140 words, pronunciation, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Jaguarundi

Wiktionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi [uncommon] | yaguarondi [rare] | yagouarondi [rare] | yagouaroundi [rare] | Puma yagouaroundi [species] | jaguarondis [plural]

A medium-sized Central and South American wild cat, Puma yagouaroundi, Herpailurus yagouaroundi or Felis yagouaroundi. (15 of 16 words, 2 images)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jaguarundi

Britannica Encyclopedia:

jaguarundi [mammal] | Jaguarondi | Puma yagouaroundi [species]

small, unspotted New World cat, also known as the otter-cat because of its otterlike appearance and swimming ability. The jaguarundi is native to ... (23 of 184 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/299381​/jaguarundi

Collins Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi | Felis yagouaroundi [species, sense-specific]

Same as "jaguarondi" | a feline mammalof Central and South America, with a reddish or grey coat, short legs, and a long tail "eyra" (23 of 211 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaguarundi

Oxford Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | Felis yagouaroundi [species] | Felidae [family, member of]

a small American wild cat with a uniform red or grey coat, slender body, and short legs, found from Arizona to Argentina (22 of 58 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jaguarundi

Merriam-Webster:

jaguarundi | jaguarondi | Felis yagouaroundi [species]

a slender long-tailed short-legged black, gray, or reddish wildcat chiefly of Central and South America (15 of 46 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jaguarundi

Random House Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | Felis yagouaroundi [species] | eyra

a long-bodied and long-tailed tropical wildcat having a brownish-gray coat and a second color phase of reddish-brown: now reduced in number and ... (22 of 39 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/jaguarundi

American Heritage Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondis [plural] | Felis yagouaroundi [species]

A long-tailed, grayish-brown wildcat "(Felis yagouaroundi") of tropical America. (9 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguarundi

New World Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarondi

a small wildcat (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) of tropical and subtropical America, with a slender body and a long tail (18 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguarundi

Columbia Encyclopedia:

wildcat

common name of Old World cats ("Felis sylvestris") of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The wildcat resembles a large domestic tabby cat with a heavy tail; ... (25 of 126 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0852246​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi: jaguarondis [plural] | jaguarondis [plural] | jaguarondi | Felis yagouaroundi [species]

a small slender cat that has a brownish, grayish, or reddish coat and small ears. Native to: Central and South America, occasionally southwestern ... (23 of 63 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622864​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

jaguarundi | jaguarondi

First use: about 1885

Origin: American Spanish, from Old Guarani yaguarundi; akin to Tupi jawarundi̵ jaguarundi

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jaguarundi

American Heritage Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondis [plural]

Origin: Spanish and Portuguese, from Guarani jaguarundi, yaguarundi, variant of jaguá, yaguar, dog.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguarundi

Oxford Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani, from yaguára "jaguar" + undi "dark"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jaguarundi

Wiktionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi [uncommon] | yaguarondi [rare] | yagouarondi [rare] | yagouaroundi [rare]

Origin: Ultimately from Guaraní jaguarundy or Old Tupi.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jaguarundi

Collins Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi

First use: 19th century

Origin: via Portuguese from Tupi

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaguarundi

New World Dictionary:

jaguarundi

Origin: American Spanish and Portuguese from Tupí

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguarundi

Encarta Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi: jaguarondis [plural] | jaguarondis [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Portuguese from jaguar + Tupi-Guarani undi "dark"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622864​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural] | jaguarondi

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jaguarundi"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaguarundi

jaguarondi | jaguarondis [plural] | jaguarundi

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jaguarondi"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaguarondi

the Free Dictionary:

jaguarundi

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jaguarundi"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jaguarundi"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jaguarundi

jaguarondi

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jaguarondi"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jaguarondi"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "jaguarondi" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jaguarondi

Google Dictionary:

jaguarundi | jaguarundis [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "jaguarundi"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=jaguarundi

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

jaguarundi

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jaguarundi"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jaguar​03 word=jaguarundi

jaguarondi

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jaguarondi"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jaguar​04 word=jaguarondi

YourDictionary Audio:

jaguarundi

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jaguarundi" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguarundi

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