lynx
noun (plural lynx or lynxes) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek; akin to Old English lox lynx and probably to Greek leukos white — more at light Date: 14th century any of several wildcats with relatively long legs, a short stubby tail, mottled coat, and often tufted ears that are thought to comprise a distinct genus (Lynx) of the cat family or to be part of a genus (Felis) that includes the domestic cat and cougar as a. a lynx (L. lynx) of northern Europe and Asia b. bobcat c. a North American lynx (L. canadensis) distinguished from the bobcat by its larger size, longer tufted ears, and wholly black tail tip — called also Canadian lynx

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  • 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

  • lynx — [liŋks] n. [ME < L < Gr lynx; prob. so named from its shining eyes: see LIGHT1 ] 1. pl. lynxes or lynx any of a genus (Lynx) of wildcats found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and characterized by a ruff on each side of the face,… …   English World dictionary

  • lynx — mid 14c., from L. lynx (Cf. Sp., Port., It. lince), from Gk. lyngz, perhaps from PIE *leuk light (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)), in reference to its gleaming eyes or its ability to see in the dark. If that men hadden eyghen of a beeste that highte… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • lynx — [lıŋks] n plural lynx or lynxes [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: Greek] a large wild cat that has no tail and lives in forests American Equivalent: bobcat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lynx — LYNX. s. m. Animal farouche, que quelques uns disent estre le mesme que le Loup cervier, & qui a la veuë excellente. Ce qui a donné lieu au proverbe. Avoir les yeux de lynx …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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