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agouti

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Noun
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a=gou=ti

CIDE DICTIONARY

agoutin. [F. agouti, acouti, Sp. aguti, fr. native name.].
  •  A rodent of the genus Dasyprocta, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common species is the Dasyprocta agouti.  [1913 Webster]
  •  the color of the agouti{1}, a grayish-brown of grizzled texture; -- used especially to describe the color of the fur of a strain of mice. Also used attributively.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

agouti, n. (also aguti) (pl. agoutis) any burrowing rodent of the genus Dasyprocta or Myoprocta of Central and S. America, related to the guinea-pig.

Etymology
F agouti or Sp. aguti f. Tupi aguti

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