tiger cat
noun Date: 1699 1. any of various wildcats (as the serval, ocelot, or margay) of moderate size and variegated coloration 2. a striped or sometimes blotched tabby cat

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  • Tiger cat — Tiger Ti ger, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti gris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; probably so named from its quickness.] 1. A very large and powerful …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tiger cat — n. 1. any of various wildcats smaller than, but somewhat resembling, the tiger, as the serval or ocelot 2. any of various domestic cats with tigerlike markings, esp. the shorthair or the American wirehair …   English World dictionary

  • tiger cat — didžioji sterbliakiaunė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Dasyurus maculatus angl. large spotted tailed native cat; native cat; spotted marten; spotted tailed dasyure; tiger cat vok. Fleckschwanz… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tiger cat — demėtoji katė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Felis tigrinus angl. little spotted cat; oncilla; tiger cat rus. онцилла ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios katės sinonimas – oncila …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tiger cat — ocelotas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Felis pardalis angl. ocelot; painted leopard; tiger cat vok. Ozelot; Pardelkatze rus. оцелот pranc. ocelot ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios katės …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tiger cat — 1. any of several felines, as the ocelot or margay, that resemble the tiger in coloration or ferocity but are smaller. 2. a spotted marsupial cat, Dasyurus (Dasyurops) maculatus. 3. a domestic cat having a striped coat resembling that of a tiger …   Universalium

  • tiger cat — ti′ger cat n. 1) mam any of various striped or spotted wildcats smaller than but resembling the tiger, as the serval 2) a domestic cat having a striped coat resembling that of a tiger • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • tiger cat — /ˈtaɪgə kæt/ (say tuyguh kat) noun 1. Also, spotted native cat. a common, carnivorous, cat sized dasyurid marsupial, Dasyurus maculatus, brownish in colour with white spots on body and tail, found in eastern and southern mainland Australia and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tiger cat — noun 1. medium sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark striped coat • Syn: ↑Felis tigrina • Hypernyms: ↑wildcat • Member Holonyms: ↑Felis, ↑genus Felis 2. a cat having a striped coat …   Useful english dictionary

  • tiger-cat — …   Useful english dictionary

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