Definitions for jaguarˈdʒæg wɑr, -yuˌɑr; esp. Brit. ˈdʒæg yu ər

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  1. jaguar, panther, Panthera onca, Felis onca(noun)

    a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis

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  1. Jaguar(n.)

    A large and powerful feline animal (Panthera onca, formerly Felis onca), ranging from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It is usually brownish yellow, with large, dark, somewhat angular rings, each generally inclosing one or two dark spots. It is chiefly arboreal in its habits. It is also called the panther and the American tiger.

  2. Origin: [Braz. yagora: cf. & Pg. jaguar.]

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  1. jaguar(Noun)

    A carnivorous spotted large cat native to South and Central America. Scientific name: Panthera onca.

  2. Origin: Either from jaguarete or from via .

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  1. Jaguar(noun)

    a large and powerful feline animal (Felis onca), ranging from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It is usually brownish yellow, with large, dark, somewhat angular rings, each generally inclosing one or two dark spots. It is chiefly arboreal in its habits. Called also the American tiger

  2. Origin: [Braz. yagora: cf. & Pg. jaguar.]

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  1. Jaguar

    Jaguar Cars, since December 2012 officially incorporated as Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, is a British multinational car manufacturer headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, England, owned by Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, a subsidiary of Indian automaker, the Tata Motors company. Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials. Sale to The British Motor Corporation followed in 1966, the resulting enlarged company now being renamed as British Motor Holdings, which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland, itself to be nationalised in 1975. Following further restructuring Jaguar regained its independence and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984, becoming a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index until it was acquired by Ford in 1990. Jaguar has, in recent years, manufactured cars for the British Prime Minister, the most recent delivery being an XJ in May 2010. The company also holds royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.


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