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snow leopard

a long-haired, leopardlike feline, Panthera (Uncia) uncia, of mountain ranges of central Asia, having a relatively small head and a thick, creamy-gray coat with rosette spots: an endangered species.
Also called ounce2 .
Origin of snow leopard
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I'd promised Merivale to go to Tibet for a snow leopard in the spring.

    The Poison Belt Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The tiger does not go very high up on the southern flanks of the Himalayas, but the snow leopard is not afraid of cold.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Animal life seemed to abound, for while I was sketching the panorama before me, a snow leopard bounded gracefully past us.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • While I was sketching this panorama a snow leopard bounded gracefully before us.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

    A. Henry Savage Landor
British Dictionary definitions for snow leopard

snow leopard

a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettes Also called ounce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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