bay lynx


Origin of bay lynx

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby bay lynx Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bay lynx in a sentence

  • In the United States, what is commonly called a wildcat is really a species of lynx—the bay lynx—often called bobcat.

  • We have already mentioned the bay lynx of the United States, which in size is equal to the Canada lynx.

  • Wildcats, or bobcats as they are sometimes called, being also known as the bay lynx, are not as large as a good-sized dog.

  • The fur of the bay lynx is not as valuable as that of the northern lynx.

    Science of Trapping | Elmer Harry Kreps
  • Accordingly I was compelled reluctantly to assign the den to the more commonplace bay-lynx, better known as the wild-cat.

    Everyday Adventures | Samuel Scoville

British Dictionary definitions for bay lynx

bay lynx

  1. another name for bobcat

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