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.
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felis Silvestris
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. ..."