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a•gou•ti  (ə go̅o̅tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -tis, -ties. 
  1. Mammalsany of several short-haired, short-eared, rabbitlike rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, of South and Central America and the West Indies, destructive to sugar cane.
  2. Zoologyan irregularly barred pattern of the fur of certain rodents.
  3. Mammalsan animal having fur of this pattern.
  • Tupian agutí, agoutí, acutí
  • Spanish agutí
  • French
  • 1725–35

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agouti /əˈɡuːtɪ/ n ( pl -tis, -ties)
  1. any hystricomorph rodent of the genus Dasyprocta, of Central and South America and the Caribbean: family Dasyproctidae. Agoutis are agile and long-legged, with hooflike claws, and are valued for their meat
Etymology: 18th Century: via French and Spanish from Guarani

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