Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, native to tropical America and having a grizzled dark brown to orange coat.
A rabbit-sized, nocturnal rodent (family Dasyproctidae) with grizzled fur, found in tropical America.
Webster's New World
A grizzled coat type in various animals that is produced by alternate bands of light and dark color on each hair shaft.
A rodent similar in appearance to a guinea pig but having longer legs.
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.
Other Word Forms of Agouti
Origin of Agouti
From Frenchagouti or Spanishagutí, both from Old Tupi akuti and other Tupian languages.
French from American Spanish agutífrom Guaraní acutí
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Agouti Sentence Examples
The agouti and the armadillo are practically extinct and the only other mammals are ground squirrels, rats, a few other small rodents, and some bats.
This rodent, Coelogenys (or Agouti) paca, together with one or two other tropical American species, represents a genus near akin to the agoutis and included in the family Caviidae.
In the true pacas, Coelogenys (or Agouti), the first front toe is small, and both the first and fifth digits of the hind-foot are much inferior in size to the other three.
One is the hutia (agouti) or Cuban rat, of which three species are known (Capromys Fournieri, C. melanurus and C. Poey).
There are six species of monkey corresponding to those of Guiana and the Amazon valley, the sloth and ant-eater, 12 known genera of rodents, including many species of Mures, the cavy, the capybara, the paca, the nutria, the agouti, the tree porcupine, Loncheres cristata, Echimys cayen and the Brazilian hare.