Definitions for: Jaguar


[n] a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis



Webster (1913) Definition: Ja*guar", n. [Braz. yago['a]ra: cf. & Pg. jaguar.]
(Zo["o]l.)
A large and powerful feline animal (Felis onca), ranging
from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It is usually brownish
yellow, with large, dark, somewhat angular rings, each
generally inclosing one or two dark spots. It is chiefly
arboreal in its habits. Called also the American tiger.

Synonyms: Felis onca, panther, Panthera onca

See Also: big cat, cat, genus Panthera, Panthera

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