Definition of Bear cat

1. Noun. Reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas.

Exact synonyms: Ailurus Fulgens, Cat Bear, Lesser Panda, Panda, Red Panda
Generic synonyms: Procyonid
Group relationships: Ailurus, Genus Ailurus

Definition of Bear cat

1. Noun. (obsolete) A red panda, ''Ailurus fulgens''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Cat

bear's-paw fern
bear's breech
bear's breeches
bear's ear
bear's foot
bear's garlic
bear's grape
bear a hand
bear away
bear cat (current term)
bear claw
bear claws
bear cub
bear cubs
bear down
bear down on
bear down upon
bear false witness
bear fruit
bear hug
bear hugs
bear in mind
bear in with

Literary usage of Bear cat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Theme-building by Charles Henshaw Ward (1920)
"The Y leader had a "Bear- Cat." Neither of them had been passed by anybody yet, but both of them had made many a car eat their dust. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal (1875)
"Mr. Schwendler said, the various animals in his deer-park were not the least afraid of the bear-cat—not even when it was a stranger in the place. ..."

3. From Dance Hall to White Slavery: The World's Greatest Tragedy by John Dillon, H. W. Lytle (1912)
"If, in the course of the dance, these self-same knights of the "dip" and "bear-cat" accomplished their purpose of intimate association with the opposite sex ..."

4. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1898)
"... back to two special kinds of small bears that we had, one of them being the Cat-bear, and the other the Binturong, sometimes called the Black Bear-cat. ..."

5. Prehistoric Art, Or, The Origin of Art as Manifested in the Works of by Thomas Wilson, Edwin Porter Upham (1898)
"... the bear. Cat. No. 89064, USNM Haida Indians, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Collected by James G. Swan. (Idem, fig. ..."

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