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Wild cats

alley cat

noun

a cat that lives in the streets of a town and is not looked after by anyone

big cat

noun

a large wild cat such as a lion or a tiger

bobcat

noun

a large wild cat that lives in North America

cat

noun

a wild animal that looks like a large cat, for example a lion or tiger

cougar

noun

a large wild cat that lives in mountain areas of North and South America

feline

noun

a cat or other member of the cat family

jaguar

noun

a large wild cat with yellow fur and black spots that lives mainly in the western US and in Central and South America

leopard

noun

a large wild animal from Africa and Southern Asia that has golden fur with black spots

lynx

noun

a wild cat that has a short tail, long hair on the ends of its ears, and dark spots

mountain lion

noun

a large wild cat with light brown fur that lives in the mountains of western America

ocelot

noun

an American wild cat that has yellow-brown fur with black spots

panther

noun

a leopard with black fur

Persian cat

noun

a cat with long soft hair and a flat face

puma

noun

a large brown-grey wild cat that lives in the mountain areas of North and South America

tiger

noun

a large Asian wild animal that has yellowish fur with black lines and is a member of the cat family. The female tiger can be called a tiger or tigress. A young tiger is called a tiger cub.

wild cat

noun

a wild animal that is similar to a pet cat but larger

wild cat

noun

any member of the cat family that lives in natural conditions, rather than with people

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