The Canada lynx is the most valuable and they are most sought by the trappers.
The animal is somewhat smaller than the Canada lynx, but resembles that animal in general appearance.
The Canada lynx preys largely upon the American hare, which it is well qualified to hunt.
mid-14c., from Latin lynx (source of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian lince), from Greek lyngz, perhaps from PIE *leuk- "light" (see light (n.)), in reference to its gleaming eyes or its ability to see in the dark.
If that men hadden eyghen of a beeste that highte lynx, so that the lokynge of folk myghte percen thurw the thynges that withstonden it. [Chaucer's "Boethius," c.1380]Cf. Lithuanian luzzis, Old High German luhs, German luchs, Old English lox, Dutch los, Swedish lo "lynx."