snow leopard

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noun

a long-haired, leopardlike feline, Panthera (Uncia) uncia, of mountain ranges of central Asia, having a relatively small head and a thick, creamy-gray coat with rosette spots: an endangered species.

Nearby words

  1. snow guard,
  2. snow gum,
  3. snow hole,
  4. snow ice,
  5. snow job,
  6. snow lily,
  7. snow line,
  8. snow mold,
  9. snow pea,
  10. snow pear

Origin of snow leopard

First recorded in 1865–70

Also called ounce2.

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snow leopard

noun

a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettesAlso called: ounce
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