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tayra

[tahy-ruh] /ˈtaɪ rə/
noun
1.
a small animal, Eira barbara, of the weasel family, ranging from Mexico to tropical South America.
Origin of tayra
1850-1855
1850-55; < Portuguese, Spanish, taira < Tupi
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tayra

/ˈtaɪrə/
noun
1.
a large arboreal musteline mammal, Eira barbara, of Central and South America, having a dark brown body and paler head
Word Origin
C19: from Tupi taira
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