Definition of Family felidae
1. Noun. Cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Carnivora, Order Carnivora
Member holonyms: Felid, Feline, Felis, Genus Felis, Genus Lynx, Big Cat, Cat, Genus Panthera, Panthera, Acinonyx, Genus Acinonyx, Genus Smiledon, Smiledon, Genus Nimravus, Nimravus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Felidae
Literary usage of Family felidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... the family taking its designation from the leading genus, as, for instance, the family Felidae for the cals. Families were associated in orders, ..."
2. The Mammals of Colorado: An Account of the Several Species Found Within the by Edward Royal Warren (1910)
"234 family felidae 251 Key of the Genera of Felidae . . .251 ORDER INSECTIVORA ...... 258 KEY OF THE FAMILIES AND GENERA OF INSECTIVORA 258 Family ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"In the cat family (Felidae) are found the puma or mountain lion, and the lynxes or wild cats. These are comparatively rare and inhabit such wild country ..."