Agouty
Agouti A*gou"ti, Agouty A*gou"ty ([.a]*g[=oo]"t[i^]), n. [F. agouti, acouti, Sp. aguti, fr. native name.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. 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]

2. 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]


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  • agouty — /euh gooh tee/, n., pl. agouties. agouti. * * * …   Universalium

  • agouty — n. type of rodent belonging to the Guinea pig family (native to tropical America) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agouty — agou·ty …   English syllables

  • agouty — noun see agouti I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agouti — A*gou ti, Agouty A*gou ty ([.a]*g[=oo] t[i^]), n. [F. agouti, acouti, Sp. aguti, fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A rodent of the genus {Dasyprocta}, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dasyprocta agouti — Agouti A*gou ti, Agouty A*gou ty ([.a]*g[=oo] t[i^]), n. [F. agouti, acouti, Sp. aguti, fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A rodent of the genus {Dasyprocta}, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • agouti — /əˈguti/ (say uh goohtee) noun (plural agoutis or agouties) 1. any of several short haired, short eared, rabbit like rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, of South and Central America and the West Indies, destructive to sugar cane. 2. an irregularly… …   Australian English dictionary

  • agouti — n. pl. agouties [ə go͞ot′ē] n. agoutis [Fr (? via Sp agutí) < Tupí Guaraní akutí] a rabbit sized, nocturnal rodent (family Dasyproctidae) with grizzled fur, found in tropical America: also sp. agouty n. agouties …   English World dictionary

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