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saber-toothed tiger

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noun
any of several extinct members of the cat family Felidae from the Oligocene to Pleistocene Epochs, having greatly elongated, saberlike upper canine teeth.
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Also called sa·ber·tooth [sey-ber-tooth]. /ˈseɪ bərˌtuθ/.

Origin of saber-toothed tiger

First recorded in 1840–50

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