Definition of Felis silvestris

1. Noun. Bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat.

Exact synonyms: Catamountain, European Wildcat
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felis Silvestris

Felicia amelloides
Felicia bergeriana
Felis bengalensis
Felis catus
Felis chaus
Felis concolor
Felis domesticus
Felis manul
Felis ocreata
Felis onca
Felis pardalis
Felis serval
Felis silvestris (current term)
Felis tigrina
Felis wiedi
Felis yagouaroundi
Felix Klein
Felix Mendelssohn
Feliz Lusitania
Felty's syndrome
Feng Shui

Literary usage of Felis silvestris

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1. Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"... est felis silvestris'; ii. 233.] [Paca, the spotted cavy. — Span./a^z; which (according to the Cent. Dict.) is from the Braz. pak, or paq. The Hist. ..."

2. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"... far its 122 fierceness. fmr *•_ ARABIAN WILDCAT The Arabian wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni) is found in the mountains, on the gravel plains, ..."

3. Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals by Cynthia Petrie Smith (1997)
"... Behavioural Studies of the Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus L.) Universities Federation for Animal Welfare: Potters Bar, England, 31pp. ..."

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