Jaguarundi definition

jăgwə-rŭndē
A long-tailed, grayish-brown or reddish wildcat (Puma yagouaroundi) of southern North America and Central and South America. The jaguarundi is sometimes classified in the genus Felis or Herpailurus.
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A small wildcat (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) of tropical and subtropical America, with a slender body and a long tail.
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A medium-sized Central and South American wild cat, Puma yagouaroundi, Herpailurus yagouaroundi or Felis yagouaroundi.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of jaguarundi - yagouaroundi, yaguarundi, jaguarondi, yaguarondi

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jaguarundi
Plural:
jaguarundis

Origin of jaguarundi

  • Spanish Portuguese from Guaraní jaguarundi, yaguarundi variant of jaguá, yaguar dog

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

  • Ultimately from Guaraní jaguarundy or Old Tupi.

    From Wiktionary