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pan·ther

 (păn′thər)
n.
1. A large wild cat such as a leopard or jaguar, especially in a color form with black fur.
2. See cougar.

[Middle English pantere, from Old French and from Old English panthera, both from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr.]

panther

(ˈpænθə)
n, pl -thers or -ther
1. (Animals) another name for the leopard, esp the black variety, which is known as the black panther
2. (Animals) US and Canadian any of various related animals, esp the puma
[C14: from Old French pantère, from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr; perhaps related to Sanskrit pundarīka tiger]

pan•ther

(ˈpæn θər)

n., pl. -thers, (esp. collectively) -ther.
1. the cougar, Felis concolor.
2. the leopard, Panthera pardus.
3. any leopard in the black color phase.
[1250–1300; Middle English panter (< Old French) < Latin panthēra < Greek pánthēr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panther - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopardpanther - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
2.panther - a leopard in the black color phase
Panthera pardus, leopard - large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
3.panther - large American feline resembling a lionpanther - large American feline resembling a lion
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
بومانَمِرنِـمْرٌ
levhartpanterpuma
panterpuma
pantteri
pantera
fekete leopárdfekete párducpárduc
fjallaljónpardusdÿr; hlébarîi
ヒョウ
퓨마
pantera
panterapuma
panter
panter
เสือดำ
con báo

panther

[ˈpænθəʳ] N (panthers or panther (pl)) → pantera f, jaguar m (LAm)

panther

[ˈpænθər] npanthère f

panther

nPant(h)er m

panther

[ˈpænθəʳ] npantera

panther

(ˈpӕnθə) noun
1. a leopard, especially a large one.
2. (American) a puma.

panther

نِـمْرٌ panter panter Panther πάνθηρας pantera pantteri panthère pantera pantera ヒョウ 퓨마 panter panter pantera pantera пантера panter เสือดำ panter con báo
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