[ fee-lid ]

  1. any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.

Origin of felid

1890–95; <New Latin Felidae;see Felis, -id2

Words Nearby felid

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How to use felid in a sentence

  • 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
  • felid, animals of the cat kind, a family of Carnivora in which the predaceous instincts reach their highest development.

  • In one year the felid alone consumed beef, mutton, and horseflesh to the value of 1,367.

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

Scientific definitions for felid


[ lĭd ]

  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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