ocelot

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oc·e·lot

 (ŏs′ə-lŏt′, ō′sə-)
n.
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.]

ocelot

(ˈɒsɪˌlɒt; ˈəʊ-)
n
(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-)

n.
a spotted wildcat, Felis pardalis, ranging from Texas through South America.
[1765–75; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ocelot - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coatocelot - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
Translations
oselotti
ocelot

ocelot

[ˈəʊsɪlɒt] Nocelote m

ocelot

nOzelot m

ocelot

[ˈɒsɪˌlɒt] nocelot m inv
References in classic literature ?
Except the grey eagle and an occasional far-seen bear grubbing and rooting on the hillside; a vision of a furious painted leopard met at dawn in a still valley devouring a goat; and now and again a bright- coloured bird, they were alone with the winds and the grass singing under the wind.
The cats, also known as Painted Leopards, are part of an international breeding programme.