from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A wildcat (Caracal caracal) of Africa and southwestern Asia having short fawn-colored fur and long tufted ears.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A carnivorous digitigrade quadruped of the Felidæ, or cat family, and genus Lynx, L. caracal, inhabiting portions of northern Africa and southwestern Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A lynx (
Felis caracalsyn. Lynx caracal). It is a native of Africa and Asia. Its ears are black externally, and tipped with long black hairs.
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- noun A type of mountain
cat, of genus Caracal, native to Southern Africa, Turkestan and India, Caracal caracal or Felis caracal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Farmers are using these traps to catch anything that is a 'problem animal' such as caracal, jackals and honey badgers. "
She cared about birds, baboons, whales and caracal cats.
Buncan saw the fox and caracal laugh uproariously but hardly spared a glance in their direction.
Muscles in the fox's neck and arms tensed while the caracal emitted a low, throaty snarl.
Across the table the fox and caracal shared a meaningful chuckle.
His road-toughened companions, a fox and caracal, didn't look like pushovers themselves.
They include Asiatic or golden jackal Canis aureus, fennec fox Fennecus zerda (K), Rüppells sand fox Vulpes rüppelli (K), caracal Felis caracal and sand cat Felis margarita (K).
The caracal laughed sharply, a sound like sandpaper on velvet.
More than 70 diurnal mammals have been described, including a number of carnivores such as spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta, common jackal Canis aureus, serval Felis serval, caracal F. caracal, lion Panthera leo, cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (T), and wild dog Lycaon pictus (T), previously considered locally extinct.
I once petted a snow leopard kitten, a caracal kitten, and a Siberian lynx kitten, all in one hour.
knitandpurl commented on the word caracal
"Hassan can watch as a marksman tracks a stag, a hart and a fawn, and at last bags a ram (a bwana as smart as Tarzan can trap all mammals: alpacas and llamas, caracals and pandas, aardvarks that can catch larval ants).
Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 27
May 20, 2010