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agouti

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old Tupi akuti.

NounEdit

agouti m (plural agoutis)

  1. agouti (rodent)

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