Felis borealis
Lynx Lynx (l[i^][ng]ks), n. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly`gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See {Light}, n., and cf. {Ounce} an animal.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus {Felis}, and subgenus {Lynx}. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the well-known species are the European lynx ({Felis borealis}); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier ({Felis Canadensis} syn. {Lynx lynx}); the bay lynx of America ({Felis rufa}), and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and the pardine lynx ({Felis pardina}) of Southern Europe.

2. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations. [1913 Webster]


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  • Felis pardina — Lynx Lynx (l[i^][ng]ks), n. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See {Light}, n., and cf. {Ounce} an animal.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of feline animals of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Felis rufa — Lynx Lynx (l[i^][ng]ks), n. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See {Light}, n., and cf. {Ounce} an animal.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of feline animals of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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