feline

You can describe your kitten as your young feline friend, since feline describes anything having to do with cats.

The adjective feline is useful when you're talking about cats — just as canine describes dogs, and ursine describes bears. You might talk about the special feline food and toys you buy for your pet, or describe his feline beauty. You can even describe a person as feline, if something about him or her is catlike. The Latin root felinus means "of or belonging to a cat," from feles, "cat."

Definitions of feline
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adj of or relating to cats

feline fur”

n any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

Synonyms:
felid
Types:
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cat, true cat
feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
big cat, cat
any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
Felis catus, Felis domesticus, domestic cat, house cat
any domesticated member of the genus Felis
wildcat
any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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
Type of:
carnivore
a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

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