from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a lynxlike animal of Asia and Africa (Lynx Lybicus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as chouse, 1.
  • n. The marsh-lynx, Felis chaus, in-habiting portions of Asia and Africa.
  • n. [capitalized] A generic name of the aquatic lynxes resembling the above: as, Chaus libyæus, the Libyan chaus, and C. caffer, the Kafir cat.


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  • Other mammals include three species of wild cat, Felis bengalensis, F. chaus and F. viverrina, and Ganges River dolphin Platanista gangetica (EN), which occurs in some of the larger waterways.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • Içi, au mileau d'Angleterre il fait 19C, très chaus pour nous à cette époque.

    contretemps - French Word-A-Day

  • Other species that deserve conservation attention in this ecoregion include its largest predator, the common leopard (Panthera pardus), and some of the smaller predators such as the jungle cat (Felis chaus) and leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis).

    East Deccan dry-evergreen forests

  • Wild cats such as common leopard (Panthera pardus) and caracal (Caracal caracal) are found on the hills of Baluchistan, whereas the jungle cat (Felis chaus) and leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) are in the northern plains.

    Baluchistan xeric woodlands

  • Species less commonly seen include otter (Lutra lutra) and jungle cat (Felis chaus oxiana).

    Central Asian riparian woodlands

  • The ecoregion also contains the leopard (Panthera pardus) and several smaller predators such as the jungle cat (Felis chaus), fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), and leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis).

    Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests

  • Healthy populations of swamp cat (Felis chaus) can be found around Lake Manzala.

    Nile Delta flooded savanna

  • These include ruffled mouflon or Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia (I), once thought extinct in the area, caracal Felis caracal, cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (V) and dorcas gazelle Gazella dorcas (V), reed cat Felis chaus and sand cat F. margarita.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • Along the Atrek river down to its delta, one finds the Central Asian otter (Lutra lutra), jungle cat (Felis chaus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), turtles (Emys orbicularis, Mauremys caspica), and Coluber schmidti.

    Caspian lowland desert

  • They include several Jungle cats Felis chaus, five Leopard cats Prionailurus bengalensis, and a Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx, shot dead in East Sussex in 1991 (Shuker 1995).

    Archive 2006-02-01


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