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  1. the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger.
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Origin of liger

First recorded in 1935–40; li(on) + (ti)ger
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Examples from the Web for liger

Historical Examples of liger

  • And now there met him two brethren on one chariot, Lucagus and Liger.

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church

  • Boundaries: the Pyrenees on the south, the Liger on the north and east.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • The Liger discharges itself between the Pictŏnes and Namnitae.

  • Liger slays Emathion, Asylas Corinaeus, the one skilled with the javelin, the other with the stealthy arrow from afar.

  • So saying, he seized the chariot; and now the miserable Liger, extending his hands in supplication, begged for his life.

British Dictionary definitions for liger


  1. the hybrid offspring of a female tiger and a male lion
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