margay

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mar·gay

 (mär′gā′, mär-gā′)
n. pl. mar·gays
A spotted Central and South American wildcat (Leopardus wiedii) resembling a small, long-tailed ocelot.

[French, from Portuguese maracajá, from Tupí.]

margay

(ˈmɑːˌɡeɪ)
n
(Animals) a feline mammal, Felis wiedi, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat
[C18: from French, from Tupi mbaracaiá]

mar•gay

(ˈmɑr geɪ)

n.
a small spotted cat, Felis wiedii, of the southwestern U.S. and tropical America.
[1775–85; < French < Tupi marakaya]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.margay - small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazilmargay - small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazil
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