agouti

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French agouti or Spanish agutí, both from Old Tupi akuti and other Tupian languages.

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Noun[edit]

agouti (plural agoutis)

  1. A rodent similar in appearance to a guinea pig but having longer legs.
  2. A fur containing a pattern of pigmentation in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips; any of several genes responsible for this pigmentation.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Tupi akuti.

Noun[edit]

agouti m (plural agoutis)

  1. agouti (rodent)

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