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Noun1.Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcatsFelis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
catamountain, European wildcat, Felis silvestris - bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat
cougar, Felis concolor, mountain lion, puma, catamount, panther, painter - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis pardalis, ocelot, panther cat - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
eyra, Felis yagouaroundi, jaguarondi, jaguarundi, jaguarundi cat - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat
caffer cat, Felis ocreata, kaffir cat - widely distributed wildcat of Africa and Asia Minor
Felis chaus, jungle cat - small Asiatic wildcat
Felis serval, serval - slender long-legged African wildcat having large untufted ears and tawny black-spotted coat
Felis bengalensis, leopard cat - small spotted wildcat of southern Asia and Malaysia
Felis tigrina, tiger cat - medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-striped coat
Felis wiedi, margay, margay cat - small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazil
Felis manul, manul, Pallas's cat - small wildcat of the mountains of Siberia and Tibet and Mongolia
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And now I find you guilty of a most flagrant breach of courtesy in interrupting my learned discourse to call attention to a mere quadruped of the genus FELIS.
Philander; "permit me to suggest that doubtless the Moors who were conquered in the fifteenth century will continue in that most regrettable condition for the time being at least, even though we postpone discussion of that world calamity until we may attain the enchanting view of yon FELIS CARNIVORA which distance proverbially is credited with lending.
There were times, too, when faced by a mighty cave bear, a saber-toothed tiger, or huge felis spelaea, black-maned and terrible, even my powerful rifle seemed pitifully inadequate--but fortune favored me so that I passed unscathed through adventures that even the recollection of causes the short hairs to bristle at the nape of my neck.
mumbled Snider again, and then a half-forgotten picture from an old natural history sprang to my mind, and I recognized in the frightful beast the Felis tigris of ancient Asia, specimens of which had, in former centuries, been exhibited in the Western Hemisphere.
The wild African Felis silvestris libyca, from which domestic cats descend, seems to have entered into a fully symbiotic relationship with the Egyptians around the end of the 3rd millennium BC, largely because of its skill in suppressing mice, rats and snakes.
Led by Michael Zubretsky and Kenneth Felis, recognized industry veterans, Label Systems, Inc.
felis as a putative pathogen of humans in the United States in 1994, R.
Feline domestication may have begun in the Far East with the small wildcat species Felis silvestris, as Susan Milius reported in "Earliest farm cats found in China" (SN: 1/25/14, p.
Felis catus is the scientific name for which household pet?
Felis, 71, of Worcester, died Monday, November 21st 2011 in UMass-Memorial Hospital.
Felis catus is a reservoir for several different types of parasites due in part to their diet, which includes infected rodents and polluted garbage.
The 28-year-old raised pounds 450 for Cancer Research after plunging through the air in the car park of the Felis and Firkin pub in Warwick Road, Kenilworth.