Definitions for jaguarundiˌdʒɑ gwəˈrʌn di, -gyu ə-, ˌdʒæg wə-, -yu ə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ja•gua•run•diˌdʒɑ gwəˈrʌn di, -gyu ə-, ˌdʒæg wə-, -yu ə-(n.)(pl.)-dis.
a mainly tropical American wildcat, Felis yagouaroundi, with a long body and tail.
Origin of jaguarundi:
1880–85; < Pg < Guarani jaguarundy wildcat
jaguarundi, jaguarundi cat, jaguarondi, eyra, Felis yagouaroundi(noun)
long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat
A medium-sized Central and South American wild cat. Scientific name: Herpailurus yagouaroundi or Felis yagouaroundi.
The jaguarundi, also called eyra cat, is a small-sized wild cat native to Central and South America. In 2002, the IUCN classified the jaguarundi as 'Least Concern', although they considered it likely that no conservation units beyond the megareserves of the Amazon basin could sustain long-term viable populations. It is probably extinct in Texas. Its presence in Uruguay is uncertain. In some Spanish-speaking countries, the jaguarundi is also called gato colorado, gato moro, león brenero, onza, tigrillo, and leoncillo. The Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of its common English and Portuguese name is IPA. It is also called gato-mourisco, eirá, gato-preto, and maracajá-preto in Portuguese. Jaguarundi comes from Old Tupi yawaum'di.
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