Panther cat
panther pan"ther (p[a^]n"th[~e]r), n. [OE. pantere, F. panth[`e]re, L. panthera, Gr. pa`nqhr, prob. fr. Skr. pundr[=i]ka a tiger.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zo["o]logists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

{Panther cat} (Zo["o]l.), the ocelot.

{Panther cowry} (Zo["o]l.), a spotted East Indian cowry ({Cypr[ae]a pantherina}); -- so called from its color. [1913 Webster]


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  • panther cat — noun nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark spotted buff brown coat • Syn: ↑ocelot, ↑Felis pardalis • Hypernyms: ↑wildcat • Member Holonyms: ↑Felis, ↑genus Felis * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • panther — pan ther (p[a^]n th[ e]r), n. [OE. pantere, F. panth[ e]re, L. panthera, Gr. pa nqhr, prob. fr. Skr. pundr[=i]ka a tiger.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large dark colored variety of the leopard, by some zo[ o]logists considered a distinct… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panther cowry — panther pan ther (p[a^]n th[ e]r), n. [OE. pantere, F. panth[ e]re, L. panthera, Gr. pa nqhr, prob. fr. Skr. pundr[=i]ka a tiger.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large dark colored variety of the leopard, by some zo[ o]logists considered a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panther — may refer to:Large Cats* Panthera , the feline genus which contains lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars * Panther (in Africa and Asia), the leopard ( Panthera pardus ) * Panther (in North America), the cougar or mountain lion ( Puma concolor ) ** …   Wikipedia

  • cat — (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cat and dog — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cat block — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cat hook — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cat nap — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cat o' nine tails — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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