jag·uar /ˈʤæˌgwɑr, gjəˌwɑr, gwɚ/
Ja·guar n. Zool. A large and powerful feline animal (Panthera onca, formerly Felis onca), ranging from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It is usually brownish yellow, with large, dark, somewhat angular rings, each generally inclosing one or two dark spots. It is chiefly arboreal in its habits. It is also called the panther and the American tiger.
n : a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the
leopard; in some classifications considered a member of
the genus Felis [syn: panther, Panthera onca, Felis