Definitions for: Leopard


[n] large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
[n] the pelt of a leopard



Webster (1913) Definition: Leop"ard (l[e^]p"[~e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde,
lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l['e]opard, L.
leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See
Lion, and Pard.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It
is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters
of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in
Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther ({Felis
pardus}) is regarded as a variety of leopard.

Hunting leopard. See Cheetah.

Leopard cat (Zo["o]l.) any one of several species or
varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern
Asia, and the East Indies; esp., Felis Bengalensis.

Leopard marmot. See Gopher, 2.

Synonyms: Panthera pardus

See Also: big cat, cat, fur, genus Panthera, leopardess, panther, Panthera, pelt

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