[ fee-lid ]
/ ˈfi lɪd /


any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.

Nearby words

  1. felicitation,
  2. felicitations,
  3. felicitous,
  4. felicitously,
  5. felicity,
  6. feline,
  7. feline distemper,
  8. feline leukemia virus,
  9. felinely,
  10. felinity

Origin of felid

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

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[ 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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