Tayra definition

tīrə
An omnivorous mustelid mammal (Eira barbara) of Central and South America, having a broad head, a long slender body, and short dense fur.
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A South American carnivore, Eira barbara, allied to the grison, with a long thick tail.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tayra - taira

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tayra
Plural:
tayras

Origin of tayra

  • Portuguese or Spanish taira

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