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also jag·ua·ron·di (jăg′wə-rŭn′dē)
n. pl. jag·ua·run·dis also jag·ua·ron·dis
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.

[Spanish and Portuguese, from Guaraní jaguarundi, yaguarundi, variant of jaguá, yaguar, dog.]


(ˌdʒɑ gwəˈrʌn di, -gyu ə-, ˌdʒæg wə-, -yu ə-)

n., pl. -dis.
a mainly tropical American wildcat, Felis yagouaroundi, with a long body and tail.
[1880–85; < Portuguese < Guarani jaguarundy wildcat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jaguarundi - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcatjaguarundi - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
References in classic literature ?
I profited, however, by my acquaintance with the Portuguese padre, for on another occasion he gave me a fine specimen of the Yagouaroundi cat.
Other known predators of the common marmoset include the jaguarundi, Herpailurus yagouaroundi (see Olmos 1993), the tayra, Eira barbara (see Bezerra et al.