HyperDic: house_cat

English > 1 sense of the expression house cat:
NOUNanimalhouse cat, domestic cat, Felis domesticus, Felis catusany domesticated member of the genus Felis
English > house cat: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny domesticated member of the genus Felis.
Synonymsdomestic cat, Felis domesticus, Felis catus
Member ofFelis, genus Felistype genus of the Felidae
clowderA group of cats
NarrowerAbyssinian, Abyssinian catA small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
Angora, Angora catA long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat
Burmese catA short-haired breed with body similar to the Siamese cat but having a solid dark brown or grey coat
Egyptian catA domestic cat of Egypt
Maltese, Maltese catA term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
Manx, Manx catA short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man
Persian catA long-haired breed of cat
Siamese cat, SiameseA slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip
alley catA homeless cat
kitty, kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycatinformal terms referring to a domestic cat
mouserA cat proficient at mousing
tabby, tabby catA cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
tabby, queenfemale cat
tiger catA cat having a striped coat
tom, tomcatmale cat
tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell-cat, calico catA cat having black and cream-colored and yellowish markings
Broadercat, true catfeline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar
domestic animal, domesticated animalAny of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
Spanishfelis catus, felis domesticus, gato doméstico
Catalanfelis catus, felis domesticus, Felis domesticus, gat domèstic

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