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jag·ua·run·dialso 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.]
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n, pl -dis
(Animals) a feline mammal, Felis yagouaroundi, of Central and South America, with a reddish or grey coat, short legs, and a long tail. See also eyra
[C19: via Portuguese from Tupi]
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|Noun||1.||jaguarondi - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat|
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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