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Definition of the noun agouti

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noun - plural: agoutis

  1. agile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies; valued as food
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of agouti: Dasyprocta aguti
    • more generic words: gnawer / rodent = relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
    • member of: Dasyprocta / genus Dasyprocta = type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis

Alternative definition of the noun agouti

noun

  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

Explanation

  1. Agouti is a type of fur coloration in which each hair displays alternating bands of dark and light pigmentation. Agouti fur is the wild-type pigmentation for many domesticated mammals.
  2. Agouti is a zoo exhibit.

Phrases with Agouti

Phrases starting with the word Agouti:

  1. Agouti paca
  2. Agouti taczanowskii

Phrases ending with the word Agouti:

  1. Black Agouti
  2. Genus Agouti
  3. Coiban Agouti
  4. Azara's Agouti
  5. Crested Agouti
  6. Mexican Agouti
  7. Orinoco Agouti
  8. Red-Rumped Agouti
  9. Black-Rumped Agouti
  10. Kalinowski's Agouti
  11. Roatán Island Agouti
  12. Central American Agouti

Other phrases containing the word Agouti:

  1. species Agouti paca
  2. species Agouti taczanowskii

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agouti

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Google previewJournal of the Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle" Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy (1907)

by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert ; it is a common feature in the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37° 3O') ...

Google previewA Naturalist's Voyage (1889)

Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. ʻBeagle ̓round the World by Charles Darwin

The agouti is a true friend of the desert ; it is a common feature in the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37° 30 ') ...

Google previewA Naturalist's Voyage Round the World (2016)

the Evolution by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature of the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37° 30') ...

Google previewJournal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World (1905)

Under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature in the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 87° 80') ...

Google previewThe Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (2016)

by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature of the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37 degs.

Google previewSiberian Huskies For Dummies (2011)

by Diane Morgan

An agouti is a tropical South American rodent, about the size of a rabbit. It has barred hairs, resulting in distinctive alternating light and dark bands.) For some reason, the agouti color is seen more often in racing lines than in other Siberians.

Google previewStop What You’re Doing and Read…Books That Changed the World: The Origin of Species & The Communist Manifesto (2012)

by Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature in the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37° 30') ...

Google previewNarrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle (1839)

Between the Years 1826 and 1836 ... by Philip Parker King

The Agouti is a true friend to the desert; it is a common feature ...

Google previewJournal of Researches Into the Geology and Natural History of the Varoius Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy from 1832 to 1836 by Charles Darwin (1840)

by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend to the desert; it is a common feature ...

Google previewThe Voyage of the Beagle (2016)

the Evolution by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature of the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37 degs.

Google previewDelphi Complete Works of Charles Darwin (Illustrated) (2015)

by Charles Darwin

The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature of the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains. They are found as far north as the Sierra Tapalguen (lat. 37 degs.

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

The agouti is an inhabitant of South America, and the West Indies. It is the size of a rabbit; the body plump, and thicker behind than before ; the head rather small and somewhat compressed laterally; snout long and rather sharp ; nose divided ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

Mountain paca Agouti taczanomku Gray agouti Dasyprocra futtqinosa Prominent incisors and strong front legs uwd (or digging tunnels. FACT FILE Paca This solitary creature spends the day in a shallow burrow It is hunted for its meat and as ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

agouti [ -goo'te] 1.(Dasyprocta spp.) speedy, stout- bodied, nocturnal, South American rodent that bounds like a hare.They resemble guinea pigs. 2. a pattern of pigmentation inwhichindividual hairshaveseveral bands of light ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek

The Brazilian agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) in the Virgin Islands and on many of the Lesser Antilles is believed to be a pre-Columbian introduction, while the Central American red agouti (D. punctata) was successfully introduced to the Cayman ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2011)

by James M. Rippe

The Agouti Mouse Model: Surveying Epigenetic Modifications To study ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

long agouti Central American rodent (Dasyprocta spp.) that has given its name to a grey flecked coat coloration in mice caused by alternate light and dark bands on individual ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Agouti: Alternating light and dark bands on ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The agouti is of nearly the size of a large hare, and like that animal, has its hind legs longer than the fore, but not so disproportionately, for which reason it stands more erect. The common agouti, D. aguti, measures about 1 foot 8 inches in ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of natural history (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

the common agouti, ( Dasyprocta Aauii.) known also by the name cf the long-nosed, or yellow-ramped cavy ; the black or crested agouti, (Dasyprocta cristata,) Mmetimes termed the black ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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