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felid

[fee-lid]
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noun
  1. any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.

Origin of felid

1890–95; < New Latin Felidae; see Felis, -id2
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Examples from the Web for felid

Historical Examples

  • In all the Felid the opening of the eye changes most strikingly.

    Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting

    William T. Hornaday

  • Many species of Felid have bred in various menageries, although imported from various climates and closely confined.

  • Many writers at one time confounded these two Felid, and even classified them with the Indian tiger.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • His anatomical structure and general habits are those of the Felid, but the fur is crisper.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • In this country the most formidable of the Felid is the American panther or puma (Felis concolor).


felid in Science

felid

[fēlĭd]
  1. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Felidae, which includes the domesticated cat and big cats such as lions, tigers, panthers, lynxes, leopards, pumas, and cheetahs.
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