American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The leopard, especially in its black unspotted form.
- n. See mountain lion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leopard. See also cut under leopard.
- n. The American cougar or puma, Felis concolor. See cut under cougar. Also called painter.
- n. Any of various big cats with black fur; most especially, the black-coated leopard of India.
- n. Any big cat of the genus Panthera.
- n. A cougar; especially the Florida panther.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zoölogists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body.
- n. (Zoöl.) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.
- n. a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
- n. a leopard in the black color phase
- n. large American feline resembling a lion
- From Old French pantere (modern panthère), from Latin panthera, from Ancient Greek πάνθηρ (panthēr, "panther"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pantere, from Old French and from Old English panthera, both from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of the larger quadrupeds belonging to this continent, the bears, and wolves, and foxes are often in motion by starlight; the moose and the deer frequently feed under a dark sky; the panther is almost wholly nocturnal; the wary and industrious beaver also works at night; that singular creature, the opossum, sleeps in his tree by day and comes down at night.”
“A black panther is a black (melanistic) color variant of one of several species of larger cat which are known by the term panther in various parts of the world, and belong to the feline genus panthera which contains lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars.”
“The latest sighting of a reported black panther is in an area off of Highway 154 near Rhonesboro, in an area called Raintree Lake.”
“Doesn't sound anything like a cougar, and of course the designation "black panther" is useless from a biological standpoint.”
“Black panther is a term that does not denote any particular species of cat.”
“Is this the beast some call a panther or painter?" asked Roger.”
“The name panther is usually applied only to the large, fulvous variety of _Felis pardus (Linn.) (F. leopardus, Leopardus varius) _.”
“It is sometimes referred to as the panther, especially rare [[melanism | melanistic]] black leopards (which are also spotted, but black-on-black so that the spots are not readily apparent).”
“Turns out the panther was a large stuffed toy, apparently placed in the pipe as a hoax.”
“The animal is sometimes called the panther, or 'painter,' as it is familiarly known; and it is regarded by some authorities as the cougar.”
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