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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.

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Also called ounce2.

Origin of snow leopard

First recorded in 1865–70
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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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