Definitions

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

  • noun The hybrid offspring of a male tiger and a female lion.

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  • noun A cross between a male tiger and a lioness.

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  • noun offspring of a male tiger and a female lion

Etymologies

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

[tig(er) + (li)on.]

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Blend of tiger and lion

Examples

  • The Liger and tigon which is bred with a male tiger and lioness are ussually bred by mistake.

    World’s Weirdest Animals And Creatures

  • Animals (and non-animals) have produced fertile cross-species mixes, the liger and tigon for example are species which have fertile members (although only the females which makes them non-sustainable as seperate species without lion and tiger populations however if enough liger and tigons are breed with lions and tigers it should eventually result in a fertile male liger or tigon to continue the species).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “I, for One, Welcome My Neandertal Ancestry”

  • Animals (and non-animals) have produced fertile cross-species mixes, the liger and tigon for example are species which have fertile members (although only the females which makes them non-sustainable as seperate species without lion and tiger populations however if enough liger and tigons are breed with lions and tigers it should eventually result in a fertile male liger or tigon to continue the species).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “I, for One, Welcome My Neandertal Ancestry”

  • The top spot goes to ti-ligers/ti-tigon/li-tigons/li-ligers because it is a hybrid among the hybrids.

    Zorse – The Zebra Horse Hybrid

  • It is a cross breed between a male tiger and a female liger/tigon or a male lion with a female tigon/liger.

    Zorse – The Zebra Horse Hybrid

  • I don't know about the 'horse-something hybrid' but there is the tigon - hybrid of a male tiger and a lioness and the liger - hybrid between a male lion and a female tiger.

    "So what did Neanderthal women do all day?"

  • Since the parents are unknown, they're not sure if it's a liger or a tigon but either way it's a beautiful animal.

    Life of Brian:

  • Because it is a hybrid, it usually suffers from giantism, whereas a tigon (male tiger, female lion) usually suffers from dwarfism.

    sierrazen Diary Entry

  • Rangini, the last tigon in the zoo, died in 1999 as the oldest of her kind.

    The Times of India

  • Tiger breeding in Alipore zoo has drawn flak in the past from the scientific community because of cross-breeding experiments between lion and tigers to produce strains like tigon, and litigons (Panthera hybrids).

    The Times of India

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