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.
A small wildcat (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) of tropical and subtropical America, with a slender body and a long tail.
Alternative Form of jaguarundi - yagouaroundi, yaguarundi, jaguarondi, yaguarondi
Other Word Forms
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.