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The reddish-brown color phase of the jaguarundi.

[American Spanish eirá, a kind of fox, from Guaraní eirara.]
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(ˈɛərə; ˈaɪərə)
(Animals) a reddish-brown variety of the jaguarondi
[C19: from American Spanish, from Tupi eirara]
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Noun1.eyra - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcateyra - 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
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