jaguarondi

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jaguarondi or jaguarundi (ˌdʒæɡwəˈrɒndɪ, ˌdʒæɡwəˈrʌndɪ)
 
n , pl -dis
See also eyra a feline mammal, Felis yagouaroundi, of Central and South America, with a reddish or grey coat, short legs, and a long tail
 
[C19: via Portuguese from Tupi]
 
jaguarundi or jaguarundi
 
n
 
[C19: via Portuguese from Tupi]

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jaguarondi

(Felis yagouaroundi), small, unspotted New World cat (family Felidae), also known as the otter-cat because of its otterlike appearance and swimming ability. The jaguarundi is native to forested and brushy regions, especially those near water, from South America to the southwestern United States; it is, however, very rare north of Mexico

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