Agouti meaning

ə-go͝otē
A grizzled coat type in various animals that is produced by alternate bands of light and dark color on each hair shaft.
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A fur containing a pattern of pigmentation in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips; any of several genes responsible for this pigmentation.
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Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, native to tropical America and having a grizzled dark brown to orange coat.
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A rabbit-sized, nocturnal rodent (family Dasyproctidae) with grizzled fur, found in tropical America.
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A rodent similar in appearance to a guinea pig but having longer legs.
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Origin of agouti

  • French from American Spanish agutí from Guaraní acutí

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French agouti or Spanish agutí, both from Old Tupi akuti and other Tupian languages.

    From Wiktionary