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 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 — 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cypraea pantherina — 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

  • Cypraea pantherina — A shell of Cypraea pantherina, anterior end towards the bottom Scientific classification Kingdom: A …   Wikipedia

  • Cypraea tigris — Various angles of Cypraea tigris shell Conservation status NE[1] …   Wikipedia

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