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giant panda

n.
See panda.

giant panda

n
(Animals) See panda1

pan•da

(ˈpæn də)

n., pl. -das.
1. Also called giant panda. a white-and-black bearlike mammal, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, now restricted to Central China, where it feeds mainly on bamboo: classified either as a bear or as a raccoon, or more generally the sole member of its own family, the Ailuropodidae.
2. Also called lesser panda, red panda. a reddish brown, raccoonlike mammal, Ailurus fulgens, of the Himalayas and adjacent regions, feeding mainly on bamboo and other vegetation: usu. classified as the only Old World member of the raccoon family.
[1825–35; < French (Cuvier), a name for the lesser panda, perhaps < a Tibeto-Burman language of the SE Himalayas]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giant panda - large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibetgiant panda - large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
Ailuropoda, genus Ailuropoda - only the giant panda: in some classifications considered a genus of the separate family Ailuropodidae
Translations
panda velká
panda
isopandajättiläispandapandapandakarhu
ours panda
panda
óriáspanda
pandapandabirnapandabjörn
パンダ
판다
pandapandabeer
panda
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