jaguar

[ jag-wahr, -yoo-ahr; especially British jag-yoo-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF jaguar

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Once when a Mexican tigre, a jaguar, charged me I—But that is not this story.

The jaguar might make an excursion into the market-town; the bear might eat a butcher.

If I saw a jaguar track in India, I should know it was made by a leopard.

And the hunting-leopard grew to a jaguar, all covered with spots like eyes.

The jaguar also frequents thickets on the river-banks and marshes.

The jaguar remained, and drifted comfortably down the river.

Now it sounds like the dreadful roar of the jaguar as it springs on its prey.

In the Amazonian forests the puma is not so common as the jaguar.

Jaguar's head is large and he is tremendously strong in the jaws.

Besides, a jaguar would not have been cowed and driven off by a mule.

WORD ORIGIN

big cat of the Americas (Felis onca), c.1600, from Portuguese jaguar, from Tupi jaguara, said to be a name "denoting any larger beast of prey" [Klein]. Also a type of British-made car; in this sense the abbreviation Jag is attested from 1959.

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