HyperDic: big_cat

English > 1 sense of the expression big cat:
NOUNanimalbig cat, catany of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
English > big cat: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild.
Member ofFelidae, family Felidaecats
Narrowercheetah, chetah, Acinonyx jubatuslong-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws
jaguar, panther, Panthera onca, Felis oncaA large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard
leopard, Panthera parduslarge feline of African / African and Asian forests / forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
ligeroffspring of a male lion and a female tiger
lion, king of beasts, Panthera leolarge gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
saber-toothed tiger, sabertoothAny of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth
snow leopard, ounce, Panthera uncialarge feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
tiger, Panthera tigrislarge feline of forests / forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes
tiglon, tigonoffspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Broaderfeline, felidAny of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

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