Definition of Leopard

1. Noun. The pelt of a leopard.

Generic synonyms: Fur, Pelt



2. Noun. Large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots.
Exact synonyms: Panthera Pardus
Generic synonyms: Big Cat, Cat
Group relationships: Genus Panthera, Panthera
Specialized synonyms: Leopardess, Panther

Definition of Leopard

1. n. 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.

Definition of Leopard

1. Noun. A large wild cat with a spotted coat, ''Panthera pardus'', indigenous to Africa and Asia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leopard

1. a large, carnivorous feline mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Leopard

1. A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn colour, 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 any one of several species or varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern Asia, and the East Indies; especially, Felis Bengalensis. Leopard marmot. See Gopher. Origin: OE. Leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. Leopard, liepart, F. Leopard, L. Leopardus, fr. Gr.; lion + pard. See Lion, and Pard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leopard

leonardite
leonced
leoncita
leone
leones
leonhardite
leonid
leonine
leonine facies
leoninity
leonite
leontiasis
leontiasis ossea
leontodon
leontomorphic
leopard (current term)
leopard's-bane
leopard's bane
leopard cat
leopard cats
leopard frog
leopard fundus
leopard gecko
leopard lily
leopard lizard
leopard plant
leopard retina
leopard seal
leopard seals
leopard shark

Literary usage of Leopard

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Az. a fess erm. betw. three leopard's heads per pale or and arg. ... Az. a fess betw. three leopard's faces or a label of three points arg. ..."

2. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"leopard proposes to Nymo to go into the bush for wild honey. leopard is first to spy a bee's nest, but in it there is no honey. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The leopard was indeed lesser than the lion, but in armory, as in the Noah's arks launched by the old yards, the bear is no bigger than the badger. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In general appearance and conformation the leopard is tiger-like, ... The leopard — which is more commonly called "panther" in India — frequents mainly ..."

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