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A nocturnal wildcat (Leopardus pardalis) of brush and woodland from southwest North America to central South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots.
[French, from Nahuatl ocelotl.]
(Animals) a feline mammal, Felis pardalis, inhabiting the forests of Central and South America and having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
[C18: via French from Nahuatl ocelotl jaguar]
oc•e•lot(ˈɒs əˌlɒt, ˈoʊ sə-)
a spotted wildcat, Felis pardalis, ranging from Texas through South America.
[1765–75; < French]
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|Noun||1.||ocelot - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat|
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild