cheetah

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chee·tah

 (chē′tə)
n.
A long-legged, swift-running wild cat (Acinonyx jubatus) of Africa and southwest Asia, having tawny, black-spotted fur and nonretractile claws. The cheetah, the fastest animal on land, can run for short distances at about 96 kilometers (60 miles) per hour.

[Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāyaḥ, tiger, leopard : citra-, variegated + kāyaḥ, body; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) or

chetah

n
(Animals) a large feline mammal, Acinonyx jubatus, of Africa and SW Asia: the swiftest mammal, having very long legs, nonretractile claws, and a black-spotted light-brown coat
[C18: from Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāya tiger, from citra bright, speckled + kāya body]

chee•tah

(ˈtʃi tə)

n.
a swift, long-legged, black-spotted cat, Acinonyx jubatus, of SW Asia and Africa.
[1695–1705; < Hindi cītā < Skt citraka leopard; compare Pali cittaka, Prakrit cittaya]

chee·tah

(chē′tə)
A long-legged, swift-running wild cat of Africa and southwest Asia, having spotted, light-brown fur and claws that do not fully retract. Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, able to sprint at up to 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour.

cheetah

- Taken from Sanskrit citraka, "leopard," related to citra, "spotted, speckled, variegated."
See also related terms for spotted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile clawscheetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
Translations
فَهْدٌ هِنْدي
gepard
gepard
gepardi
gepard
gepárd
blettatígur
Acinonyx
gepardas
gepards
gepard
gepard
duma

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] Nguepardo m

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nguépard m

cheetah

nGepard m

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nghepardo

cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) noun
a very swift-running animal of the cat family.
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Of these 65 clades, we eliminated 33 because their members had large body size or were primates (Loridae, Galagonidae, Cercopithecinae, Colobinae, Hominidae, Canidae, Acinonychinae, Felinae, Pantherinae, Herpestinae, Hyaeninae, Protelinae, Lutrinae, Mellivorinac, Mustelinae, Nandinimae, Viverrinae, Elephantidae, Rhinocerotidae, Orycteropodidae, Aepycerotinae, Alcelaphinae, Antilopinae, Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Reduncinae, Phacochoerinae, Suinae, Hippopotamidae, Tragulidae, Giraffidae, Manidae).