Definition of jaguar in English:

jaguar

Line breaks: jag¦uar
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒagjʊə
 
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noun

  • A large heavily built cat that has a yellowish-brown coat with black spots, found mainly in the dense forests of Central and South America.
    • Panthera onca, family Felidae
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    • The big cats you find outside Africa include tiger, jaguar, leopard, cougar and Iberian lynx.
    • We had reached Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to jaguarundis, ocelots, margays, pumas, and jaguars.
    • In the event that it decides to develop the area, there will be serious risks to the health and long-term survival of the region which is home to jaguars, pumas, tapirs and many more endangered species.

Origin

early 17th century: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani yaguára.

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