Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wild cat of Mexico and Central and South America, Felis jaguarundi. This cat is nearly as large as the ocelot, but entirely without spots, in which respect, as well as in its slender form, it resembles the eyra, and has thus a musteline rather than a feline aspect. The tail is as long as the body exclusive of the head and neck. The general color is a uniform grizzled brownish-gray, the individual hairs being annulated and tipped with blackish; kittens are more rufous brown. The yaguarundi ranges northward nearly or quite through Mexico, and of late years has generally been included among the mammals of the United States.
- n. Alternative form of jaguarundi.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Same as jaguarondi.
“The spotless dark-grey yaguarundi, not much larger than the wild cat of Europe, pursues all kinds of birds, particularly the pigeon, the partridge, and the penelope.”
“It might be an ocelot, or the yaguarundi, or some one of the smaller cats; for many of these prey on the defenceless capivara.”
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