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Definition of "agouti" []

  • A burrowing rodent of the genus Dasyprocta, native to tropical America and usually having brown fur streaked with gray. (noun)
  • The alternation of light and dark bands of color in the fur of various animals, producing a grizzled appearance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agouti" in a sentence
  • "Now the agouti is a very large rodent from Central and South America."
  • "The agouti is a little animal resembling a rabbit."
  • "Up to this point, the best way to study epigenetic effects has been a strain of mice known as agouti viable yellow."