A spotted Central and South American wildcat (Leopardus wiedii) resembling a small, long-tailed ocelot.
A small ocelot (Leopardus wiedii) of Central and South America.
Other Word Forms
Origin of margay
- French from Portuguese maracajá from Tupí
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Tupi marakaîá via Portuguese.