Felis Canadensis
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 canadensis — kanadinė lūšis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Felis canadensis angl. Canada lynx rus. канадская рысь pranc. lynx du Canada ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios katės …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Felis catus — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lynx canadensis — Lynx du Canada Lynx du Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Branta Canadensis — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canada lynx — Canada lynx[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Lynx — Taxobox name = Canadian LynxMSW3 Wozencraft | pages = 541] status = LC trend = down status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Cat Specialist Group|year=2002|id=12518|title=Lynx canadensis|downloaded=12 May 2006 Database entry… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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