A large wild cat of the feline family (Panthera onca) native to Central and South America. Jaguar cats have tan to orange color skins with black spots along the spine. Their furs were rarely traded but can occasionally be found in rugs.
Synonyms and Related Terms
el tigre; tigre American
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Jaguar." Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 Aug. 2004 .