from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rare bearlike mammal (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of the mountains of China and Tibet, having woolly fur with distinctive black and white markings. Also called giant panda, panda bear.
- n. A small raccoonlike mammal (Ailurus fulgens) of northeast Asia, having reddish fur, white face markings, and a long ringed tail. Also called lesser panda, red panda.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small Asiatic mammal (Ailurus fulgens) having fine soft fur, which inhabits the mountains of Northern India. It was once thought to be related to the bears, but is now believed to be more closely related to raccoons. It has reddish-brown fur on the back and sides, and black fur on the legs and underside. Called also the lesser panda.
- n. The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), a bearlike black-and white mammal now found wild only in the central forests of China, which lives mainly on on bamboo. It is an endangered species, and is a popular attraction in the few zoos which have bveen able to obtain specimens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A carnivorous quadruped, Ælurus fulgens, of the arctoid series of fissiped Feræ, representing a family Æluridæ; the wah, chitwah, or red bear-cat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae
- n. reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
Nobody else Asian in the main cast there, the title panda will be Jack Black and "Shifu" will be played by Dustin Hoffman.
For example, Youtube is an adult place, but I don't expect to search for "panda" and bring up videos of people having sex in panda suits.
The word panda means bamboo-eater in Nepalese, so it’s no surprise to learn that these raccoon-sized critters love to munch on tasty bamboo leaves.
And this panda is sitting in chairs by [New Yorker cartoonist artist] Saul Steinberg.
New York Magazine's story about a sad panda is kind of touching.
Twenty years on, the nick is a retirement home and the three villages are now covered by a single panda from the ‘big’ town twelve miles away.
It does NOT, however, contain panda bladders filled with cocaine, no matter what rumors you may have heard.
Fluorescent jackets and soft-skin panda cars to fight gun-toting, drug-dealing homicidal maniacs … great, where do I sign up?
Each surviving panda is a significant addition to a world population on the verge of extinction.
But just to make sure he doesn't win, and because there's 70 minutes of time to kill before he gets there on foot, the panda is trained in the martial arts. it's kind of like Karate Kid, but if Mister Miyogi had long ago banished the Kobras and was running the karate tournament.
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