from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, panther, and similar animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cats as a genus; the typical genus of the family Felidæ and subfamily Felinæ: formerly coextensive with the family, now nearly the same as the subfamily, but excluding the lynxes, or still further restricted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
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