big cat

Definitions of big cat
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n any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

Synonyms:
cat
Types:
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Panthera pardus, leopard
large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
Panthera uncia, ounce, snow leopard
large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
Felis onca, Panthera onca, jaguar, panther
a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
Panthera leo, king of beasts, lion
large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
Panthera tigris, tiger
large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
liger
offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
tiglon, tigon
offspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Acinonyx jubatus, cheetah, chetah
long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
saber-toothed tiger, sabertooth
any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene
lion cub
a young lion
tiger cub
a young tiger
leopardess
female leopard
panther
a leopard in the black color phase
lioness
a female lion
lionet
a small or young lion
Bengal tiger
southern short-haired tiger
tigress
a female tiger
Smiledon californicus
North American sabertooth; culmination of sabertooth development
false saber-toothed tiger
North American cat of the Miocene and Pliocene; much earlier and less specialized than members of the genus Smiledon
Type of:
felid, feline
any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

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