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An omnivorous mustelid mammal (Eira barbara) of Central and South America, having a broad head, a long slender body, and short dense fur.

[Portuguese or Spanish taira.]


(Animals) a large arboreal musteline mammal, Eira barbara, of Central and South America, having a dark brown body and paler head
[C19: from Tupi taira]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tayra - long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South Americatayra - long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
Eira, genus Eira - a genus of Mustelidae
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