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. The name of the acouchi is probably from the same source.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

agouti (plural agoutis)

  1. A rodent similar in appearance to a guinea pig but having longer legs, of the family Dasyprocta.
  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]

Borrowed from Old Tupi akuti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ɡu.ti/
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Noun[edit]

agouti m (plural agoutis)

  1. agouti (rodent)

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