Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large feline mammal (Panthera onca) of Mexico, Central America, and South America, closely related to the leopard and having a tawny coat spotted with black rosettes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A carnivorous mammal, Felisonca, the largest and most formidable feline quadruped of America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish and Portuguese, from Guaraní jaguá, yaguar, dog.]

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Via Portuguese, either from Guaraní jaguarete or from Old Tupi jaguara.

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  • Now thoroughly assimilated into English, the word jaguar’ is borrowed from Tupi or Lngua Geral, a language once spoken by millions all over Portuguese Brazil and now probably destined to disappear, since no more than a few hundred speakers remain.

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  • In Mexico, the jaguar has been a popular mythological creature dating to pre-Hispanic times.

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