Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no mane: as, the maneless lion of Guzerat, a recognized variety of Felis leo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no mane.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a variety of the lion having a short, inconspicuous mane. It inhabits Arabia and adjacent countries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without a mane.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mane +‎ -less.

Examples

  • "Given the flat-eyed, maneless aliens" precarious position directly in front of the Borokii line, their intentions were clear enough to every soldier of the Januul.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • Contrary to popular belief, most full-grown GTE lions are not maneless; 87% had manes, with 49% possessing good manes.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • This data shows, surprisingly perhaps, that the maneless Tsavo lions do not differ from 'normal' eastern or southern African lions, and that the Tsavo lions do not warrant special taxonomic status (Dubach et al. 2005).

    Giant killers: macropredation in lions

  • In the Tsavo lions, for example, single maneless males defend prides of more than 7 females, and there are various other deviations among the species.

    Giant killers: macropredation in lions

  • Tom Gnoske and Julian Kerbis Peterhans have proposed that Buffalo lions are a basal lion lineage, directly descended from the maneless lions of the Pleistocene, and in many respects distinct from Panthera leo proper (Gnoske & Peterhans 2000, von Buol 2000).

    Giant killers: macropredation in lions

  • The maneless Tsavo lions could be relict -- relict is the wrong word -- cave lions, which were depicted as maneless; it could be they're all lions and the species is wildly variable, too, and I'm curious if anyone knows.

    Giant killers: macropredation in lions

  • Quick response to Graydon's comment: it has indeed been suggested that the maneless Tsavo lions are a distinct, or even relict, type of lion, informally dubbed the 'Buffalo lion'.

    Giant killers: macropredation in lions

  • A great beast with three heads -- a white dragon, a goat, and a maneless lion, or so it appeared.

    Gloria Goodbody

  • A great beast with three heads -- a white dragon, a goat, and a maneless lion, or so it appeared.

    gloriagoodbody: The passing of another noble companion.

  • Once we drove off a maneless lion and lioness from a dead buffalo, which had been in the last stage of a decline.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.