Definition of Panther

1. Noun. A large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis.

Exact synonyms: Felis Onca, Jaguar, Panthera Onca
Generic synonyms: Big Cat, Cat
Group relationships: Genus Panthera, Panthera



2. Noun. A leopard in the black color phase.
Generic synonyms: Leopard, Panthera Pardus

3. Noun. Large American feline resembling a lion.
Exact synonyms: Catamount, Cougar, Felis Concolor, Mountain Lion, Painter, Puma
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat

Definition of Panther

1. n. A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zoölogists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body.

Definition of Panther

1. Noun. (American English) A member of any of the Black Panther Party, White Panther Party or Gray Panthers ¹

2. Noun. Any of various big cats with black fur; most especially, the black-coated leopard of India. ¹

3. Noun. Any big cat of the genus ''Panthera''. ¹

4. Noun. A cougar; especially the Florida panther. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Panther

1. a leopard [n -S] - See also: leopard

Medical Definition of Panther

1. 1. A large dark-coloured variety of the leopard, by some zoologists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the colour of the body. 2. In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar. Panther cat, a spotted East Indian cowry (Cypraea pantherina); so called from its colour. Origin: OE. Pantere, F. Panthere, L. Panthera, Gr, prob. Fr. Skr. Pundrika a tiger. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Panther

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panther (current term)
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panther cat
panther lily
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pantie
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Literary usage of Panther

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1. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1824)
"THE panther, AND THE LEOPARD. We have hitherto found no great difficulty in ... This animal, which M. Buffon calls simply the panther, Linnaeus the Pard, ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"The commander of the panther sent a searching party, comprising three officers in plain clothes and a dozen non-commissioned officers and soldiers in ..."

3. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1846)
"Clapp, master of the ship panther, was indicted under the: 3d section of the ... He knew the defendant Clapp, as the master of the panther; first saw him on ..."

4. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1888)
"Of the poems on the panther and the Whale, and the small fragment on a Bird—representing creatures of Earth, Water, and Air—which are in the Exeter Book, ..."

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