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The hybrid offspring of a male lion and a female tiger.


(Zoology) the hybrid offspring of a female tiger and a male lion


(ˈlaɪ gər)

the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. Compare tiglon.
[1935–40; li (on) + (ti) ger]
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Noun1.liger - offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
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Man-of-the-Mach: Abdullah (3 wkts); Jeddah Ligers 107-7 lost to Halwani Brothers 108-6 in 10 overs by 4 wkts.
Ligers, enquetant sur les Bozo, consacre deux articles a la chasse, respectivement a l'hippopotame (1957) et a l'elephant (1960), tandis que Jean Rouch consacre un article (1948) et un film (1950) a la chasse a l'hippopotame des Songhay-Zerma (14).
Ligers can grow to twice the size of their parents and weigh about a hundred times more than the average house cat.
To illustrate the possibility of strange wildlife combinations, he said lion-tiger hybrids, called ligers, have been created in this country and other parts of the world.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, some zoos intentionally produced exotic hybrids like ligers (male lion + female tiger) and leopons (male lion + female leopard) to attract visitors.
Summary: A zoo in China's tropical Hainan province boasts controversial cross breed of lion and tiger, ligers.
He provided practical examples, including the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA), the African National Council (ANC), and the Tamil Ligers (LTTE).
In the fall of 1995, 15 African lions were shot and killed after they escaped from a ramshackle Idaho commercial "game farm" that featured 50 lions, tigers and ligers.
In addition to its applicability in fighting disease, the latest study confirms a theory about why different species cannot interbreed, although there are rare exceptions in closely related species--such as horses and donkeys--which can interbreed to create mules, or lions and tigers that can mix to form ligers, but such hybrids are sterile.
Examples of hybrids include mules, geeps, ligers, and wolphins.
Llanishen Hawks scored a 10-5 win over the University of West of England Ligers in the latest challenge match between the skater hockey teams.