liger

[ lahy-ger ]
/ ˈlaɪ gər /
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noun

the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger.

Nearby words

  1. ligate,
  2. ligation,
  3. ligative,
  4. ligature,
  5. ligeance,
  6. ligeti,
  7. ligeti, györgy,
  8. light,
  9. light a fire under,
  10. light adaptation

Compare tiglon.

Origin of liger

First recorded in 1935–40; li(on) + (ti)ger

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British Dictionary definitions for liger

liger

/ (ˈlaɪɡə) /

noun

the hybrid offspring of a female tiger and a male lion
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