Definition of margay in English:

margay

Syllabification: mar·gay
Pronunciation: /ˈmärˌgā, märˈgā
 
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noun

  • A small South American wild cat with large eyes and a yellowish coat with black spots and stripes.
    • Felis wiedii, family Felidae
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    • We had reached Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to jaguarundis, ocelots, margays, pumas, and jaguars.
    • Or you may be lucky enough to spot one of the jaguar's smaller cousins: an ocelot or a puma, a margay or a jaguarundi.
    • Clearly, bobcats could survive hunting pressures better than margays and ocelots.

Origin

late 18th century: via French from Tupi marakaya.

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