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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Pantherinae — various big cats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The genus of large felines including the lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; and saber-toothed tigers.
Latin panthera, from Ancient Greek πάνθηρ (panthēr, "panther"). (Wiktionary)