American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, especially L. canadensis of northern North America or L. lynx of Eurasia, having soft thick fur, a black-tipped short tail, and tufted ears.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wild cat with a short tail, penciled ears, and 28 teeth, belonging to the family Felidæ and genus Lynx, such as the caracal, the loup-cervier, and others. There are a number of species, inhabiting Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. They are of moderate size among Felidæ, but considerably larger than any house-cat, with a short body, a very short tail, large and long limbs, usually bearded cheeks and tufted ears, and spotted, marbled, or clouded coloration. Some have been known from time immemorial, and famed for their supposed sharp-sightedness, which probably is no greater than that of other cats. The common European lynx is L. lynx; L. cervaria, L. pardina, L. isabellina, etc., are other Old World species or varieties. The Persian lynx is the caracal, L. caracal. (See cut under
caracal.) The common wildcat of North America is the bay lynx, L. rufus, which runs into several varieties. The Canada lynx, L. canadensis, is a larger, much more robust and shaggy wildcat, resembling the lynx of northern Europe or Siberia; the general complexion is gray or hoary, with clouded or obsolete spottings.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of Felidæ lacking the front upper premolar of the true cats; the lynxes. The dental formula is: 3 incisors, 1 canine, 2 premolars, and 1 molar in each upper and lower half-jaw—in all, 28 teeth, instead of 30 as in
- n. [capitalized] A small northern constellation introduced by Hevelius in 1690, the name being chosen because the sharp-sightedness of a lynx is required to distinguish any of its stars. It is placed between the Great Bear and Auriga. north of the Twins. Its ten brightest stars are of the fifth magnitude.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.
- n. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations.
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- n. short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
- From Middle English lynx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lunx). Replaced Old English lox. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin, from Greek lunx. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The European lynx (_felis lynx_), and the wild cat, both skulk through the Pyrenean forests; the former now only rarely seen.”
“The bay lynx also -- or wild cat, as it is called (_lynx rufus_) -- and now and then, but more rarely, the cougar (_felis concolor_), give the hounds a run before taking to the tree.”
“It was that species known as the "bay lynx" (_lynx rufus_), commonly called in America the "wild cat," and sometimes the”
“It has higher than 355 fps and a nice let off rate i think it lets off to about 80 percent where as my martin lynx (20 year old bow, but still a nice bow) lets off about 50 percent but if I were you ide take the lights out”
“The lynx is particularly interesting as the case was pretty much kept quiet until 2001.”
“Those blessed battlements (which had been of so much help to him ever since he had dashed from the wall across the grounds) were, now that he came to think of it, one of the recognized symbols in art of Sphigx, the lion-goddess of war; and Lion had been the name of Mucor's horned cat-of the animal she called her lynx, which had not harmed him.”
“Even in the wild state the lynx is short-lived, and is said rarely to reach the age of fifteen years.”
“I think that most of us would rather be called lynx-eyed than gluttonous, and certainly a lynx is a much handsomer beast than a glutton.”
“The Mediterranean monk-seal, the Barbary macaque and the Iberian lynx, which is Critically Endangered, are among the region's imperiled species.”
“So that such an idea, though it hath the peculiar name leopard, is not distinguishable from those designed by the names lynx or panther, and may as well come under the name lynx as leopard.”
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