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smilodon

[ smahy-luh-don ]
/ ˈsmaɪ ləˌdɒn /
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noun
any of several saber-toothed cats of the extinct genus Smilodon, that ranged from California through most of South America during the Pleistocene Epoch and had upper canine teeth more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) long.
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Origin of smilodon

From New Latin (1842), from Greek smī́l(ē) “knife” + -odōn “-toothed, having teeth” (see -odont)

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