saber-toothed cat

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sa·ber-toothed cat

 (sā′bər-to͞otht′)
n.
Any of various extinct cats of the Oligocene Epoch to the Pleistocene Epoch, having long curved upper canine teeth, and including smilodon.
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Cougars, which will eat meat, guts, bones - the proverbial whole enchilada, survived the mass extinction event 12,000 years ago, while their finicky cousins the saber tooth cat and American lion bit the dust, Discovery News reported.
We don't plan to turn house cats into saber tooth cats or create a Jurassic Theme Park anytime soon.
He also witnessed divers discover evidence of early man and saber tooth cats on cave ledges deep under the surface.