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jaguar

jag·uar

jaguar

pronunciation:
jae gwar
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large wild cat, resembling but larger than a leopard, that is native to Central and South America.
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Jaguar was the name for all carnivorous (or meat-eating) animals in Tupi, one of Brazil's native languages.
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  cat, mammal