Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nocturnal wildcat (Leopardus pardalis) of brush and woodland from southwest North America to central South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The leopard-cat of America, Felis pardalis, one of several spotted American cats, of the family Felidæ.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) An American feline carnivore (Felis pardalis). It ranges from the Southwestern United States to Patagonia. It is covered with blackish ocellated spots and blotches, which are variously arranged. The ground color varies from reddish gray to tawny yellow.

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

  • noun An American feline carnivore (Scientific name: Felis pardalis) covered with blackish ocellated spots and blotches which are variously arranged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Nahuatl ocelotl.]

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From Nahuatl ōcēlōtl ("jaguar").

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