a rabbit-sized, nocturnal rodent (family Dasyproctidae) with grizzled fur, found in tropical America
also sp. agou′ty
Origin of agoutiFrench (? via Spanish agutí) ; from Tupí-Guaraní akutí
nounpl. a·go·tis or a·gou·ti
- Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, native to tropical America and having a grizzled dark brown to orange coat.
- A grizzled coat type in various animals that is produced by alternate bands of light and dark color on each hair shaft.
Origin of agoutiFrench, from American Spanish agutí, from Guaraní acutí.
Central American agouti