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felid

[ fee-lid ]
/ ˈfi lɪd /
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noun

any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.

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Origin of felid

1890–95; <New Latin Felidae;see Felis, -id2
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felid
[ fēlĭd ]

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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