from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The leopard, especially in its black unspotted form.
- n. See mountain lion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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. In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
From Old French pantere (modern panthère), from Latin panthera, from Ancient Greek πάνθηρ (panthēr, "panther"). (Wiktionary)