Definition of House cat

1. Noun. Any domesticated member of the genus Felis.

Definition of House cat

1. Noun. a domestic cat, a pet cat, ''Felis silvestris catus'', as opposed to bigger and wild living Felidae. ¹

2. Noun. Felis silvestris forma catus. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of House Cat

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house arrest
house boy
house breaker
house breakers
house call
house calls
house cat (current term)
house cats
house centipede
house cooling party
house cricket
house crickets
house decorator
house detective
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house door
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house finch
house floor

Literary usage of House cat

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1. Little Stories from the Screen by William Addison Lathrop (1917)
"A husband's relatives, and usually the husband himself, demand that her life be little different from that of a house cat. If she be well dressed, well fed, ..."

2. The Fur Traders and Fur Bearing Animals by Marcus Petersen (1914)
"Not every Domestic Cat is a house cat, but all house cats belong to Domestic species. While the skins of a number of varieties of domesticated cats who live ..."

3. Zoological Recreations by William John Broderip (1849)
"Well; but the house cat will breed with the wild cat, and the offspring will be fruitful. ... Its stature is about that of a middle-sized house cat. ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"... the small wildcats interbreed freely, it is difficult to draw any line in nomenclature. The house cat passes everywhere under the name of F. domestica. ..."

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