[ fee-lid ]

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

Origin of felid

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

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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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