Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Like a panther, especially in colour.
  • n. Any animal of the genus Panthera

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a panther, esp. in color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a panther, as in coloration; pardine: as, the pantherine snake.

Etymologies

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panther +‎ -ine

Examples

  • In the way she sped through the mesquit, evading the clutch of the cholla by supple dips to right and left, there was a kind of pantherine litheness.

    Brand Blotters

  • Her pantherine slink, jet-black hair and gap teeth have perhaps branded her as an ultimate femme fatale.

    Repertory Film: No-Holds-Barred Cinema

  • The differences far exceed those that have been documented for subspecies within other pantherine felids, and are congruent with a separate species, to which the name Sundaland clouded leopard, Neofelis diardi, has been given, although the name Diard's cat has priority based on historical precedence.

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  • Uncanny is the only way to describe the transformation of Kilmer's surfer look (think of him as the arrogant flyboy Iceman in "Top Gun") into Morrison's stoned pantherine posturing, his Doublemint grin into Morrison's insouciant pout.

    Back From The Other Side

  • With lithe pantherine grace Vixen sprang to the greensward below.

    The Warslayer

  • He went on, deeper into the Blasted Lands, moving with pantherine grace, yet carefully, as if avoiding seeking eyes.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • With a last doubtful glance at the Turanian, Conan hurried away, his pantherine stride carrying him swiftly through the night.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • In pantherine silence he moved among the sleeping men.

    Conan The Invincible

  • A pantherine howl jerked him around, and he tumbled backwards between the horses just in time to avoid decapitation by her curved blade.

    Conan The Invincible

  • Faces out of the past thronged his mind: Belit, the pantherine, languorous pirate queen of the Black Coast, his first great love ...

    Conan Of The Isles

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