American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nocturnal wildcat (Felis pardalis or Leopardus pardalis) of the brush and forests of the southwest United States and Central and South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The leopard-cat of America, Felis pardalis, one of several spotted American cats, of the family Felidæ. It is from 2¼ to nearly 3 feet long from the nose to the root of the tail, the latter about one foot in length. The color is grayish, mostly marked with large and small blackedged fawn-colored spots tending to run into oval or linear figures; the under parts are white or whitish, more or less marked with black. The back of the ear is usually black and white, and the tail is half-ringed with black. Individuals vary interminably in the details of the markings, mostly preserving, however, the lengthened figure of the larger spots. The ocelot ranges from Texas into South America. See cut on following page.
- n. An American feline carnivore (Scientific name: Felis pardalis) covered with blackish ocellated spots and blotches which are variously arranged.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An American feline carnivore (Felis pardalis). It ranges from the Southwestern United States to Patagonia. It is covered with blackish ocellated spots and blotches, which are variously arranged. The ground color varies from reddish gray to tawny yellow.
- n. nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
- From Nahuatl ōcēlōtl ("jaguar"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Nahuatl ocelotl. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I hate to sound like Charlie Brown getting a rock, but I got a freakin 'ocelot as well!”
“The ocelot is a small cat that lives in the South Texas brush country.”
“Nine-year-old Carolyn Jess spent her recent birthday party raising money for the research and protection of the ocelot, which is steadily moving toward extinction in Texas.”
“The animal was, no doubt, the "ocelot," which is also spotted, or rather marked with the eye-like rosettes which distinguish the skin of the jaguar.”
““I am not beautiful,” I tell him, “I am an alpha female, also known as an ocelot.”
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“Also in this ecoregions are carnivores such as ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), central american otter (Lutra annectens), jaguar (Panthera onca), northern racooon (Procyoon lotor), and crab-eating racoon (P. cancrivorus).”
“It was on after my bedtime and I was never allowed to stay up and watch it but once in a while my mom would let me stay up just long enough to get a look at the ocelot, which was all I was interested in.”
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"Spanish náhuatl, from Nahuatl, that which pleases the ear, from nahua-, audible, intelligent, clear."
- etymology from The American Heritage Dictionary
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