Definitions

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

  • n. A nocturnal wildcat (Felis pardalis or Leopardus pardalis) of the brush and forests of the southwest United States and Central and South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

French, from Nahuatl ocelotl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Nahuatl ōcēlōtl ("jaguar"). (Wiktionary)

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