Origin of panda
Examples from the Web for panda
The National Zoo removed its panda cam from the Web, so we did what had to be done.
The dreaded government shutdown has claimed its tiniest, most beloved victim: the National Zoo's panda cam.
At least by Chinese standards, moreover, transforming your pooch into a panda can eat up a lot of time and money.China’s Dog-Dyeing Craze: Once Shunned, Pet Pooches Now Embraced|Melinda Liu|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Newsweek's Melinda Liu reports on the panda diplomacy—and the expectation of a new cub.
The panda has rather large claws—just like those of a bear—and one would think that they would form very serviceable weapons.
The claws are not retractile, or at most semi-retractile as in the Panda.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Bobby and I were playing with Bobby the panda the day the doctor came and mommy called me in and made Bobby stay outside.My Friend Bobby|Alan Edward Nourse
One of these is the panda, wah, or bear-cat, which is only about as big as a rather large cat.
Now, Panda had many sons, and that day would show which of them was favoured.Child of Storm|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for panda
Word Origin for panda
Word Origin and History for panda
1835, from French, apparently from the Nepalese name of a raccoon-like mammal (lesser panda) found there. First reference to the Giant Panda is from 1901; since its discovery in 1869 by French missionary Armand David (1826-1900) it had been known as parti-colored bear, but the name was changed after the zoological relationship to the red panda was established.