from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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. One of the northern constellations.
from The 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.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of Felidæ lacking the front upper premolar of the true cats; the lynxes.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a text browser
- n. short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek lunx.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English lynx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lunx). Replaced Old English lox. (Wiktionary)