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

  • n. Any of various small wild felines, such as the ocelot, margay, or jaguarundi, that resemble the tiger in appearance or behavior.
  • n. A domestic cat, especially a tabby, having markings like those of a tiger.
  • n. A spotted dasyure (Dasyurus maculatus), the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of wild cats of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes somewhat resembling those of the tiger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Tasmania and parts of Australia, the spotted dasyure, Dasyurus maculatus, a marsupial of carnivorous habits.
  • n. One of several streaked or spotted cats of the family Felid├Ž and genus Felis: so called from their resemblance to the tiger in markings or in ferocity, though they are all much smaller, and range down to the size of a large house-cat.
  • n. A mongrel or hybrid between the wildcat of Europe (F. catus) and the domestic cat.

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

  • n. medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-striped coat
  • n. a cat having a striped coat

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