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lynx

 (lĭngks)
n. pl. lynx or lynx·es
1. Any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, especially L. canadensis of northern North America or L. lynx of Eurasia, having soft thick fur, a black-tipped short tail, and tufted ears.
2. Lynx A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, near Auriga and Gemini.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek lunx; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

lynx

(lɪŋks)
n, pl lynxes or lynx
1. (Animals) a feline mammal, Felis lynx (or canadensis), of Europe and North America, with grey-brown mottled fur, tufted ears, and a short tail.
2. (Textiles) the fur of this animal
3. (Animals) bay lynx another name for bobcat
4. (Animals) desert lynx another name for caracal
5. (Breeds) Also called: Polish lynx a large fancy pigeon from Poland, with spangled or laced markings
[C14: via Latin from Greek lunx; related to Old English lox, German Luchs]
ˈlynxˌlike adj

Lynx

(lɪŋks)
n, Latin genitive Lyncis (ˈlɪnsɪs)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Ursa Major and Cancer

lynx

(lɪŋks)

n., pl. lynx•es, (esp. collectively) lynx.
any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, having long limbs, a short tail, and usu. tufted ears.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin < Greek lýnx]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lynx - a text browser
2.lynx - short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted earslynx - short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
genus Lynx - lynxes
common lynx, Lynx lynx - of northern Eurasia
Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis - of northern North America
bay lynx, bobcat, Lynx rufus - small lynx of North America
Lynx pardina, spotted lynx - of southern Europe
caracal, desert lynx, Lynx caracal - of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia

lynx

noun
Related words
adjective lyncean
Translations
rys
los
linko
ilves
ilves
ris
hiúz
lynx
lūšis
gaupeGaupen
ryś
linx
rys
ris
lolodjur
vaşak

lynx

[lɪŋks] N (lynxes or lynx (pl)) → lince m

lynx

[ˈlɪŋks] nlynx m inv

lynx

nLuchs m

lynx

[lɪŋks] nlince f
References in classic literature ?
But first he went to the forest and caught a lynx, and cutting off the creature's sharp claws, he fastened them on to his own hands and feet.
Fortunately, the mariners were used to these latitudes, and knew every rock in the Tuscan Archipelago; for in the midst of this obscurity Franz was not without uneasiness -- Corsica had long since disappeared, and Monte Cristo itself was invisible; but the sailors seemed, like the lynx, to see in the dark, and the pilot who steered did not evince the slightest hesitation.
The utmost skill and caution are required to render these places of concealment invisible to the lynx eye of an Indian.
Skimpole reasons with himself, this is a tamed lynx, an active police-officer, an intelligent man, a person of a peculiarly directed energy and great subtlety both of conception and execution, who discovers our friends and enemies for us when they run away, recovers our property for us when we are robbed, avenges us comfortably when we are murdered.
Aramis, in fact, so vigilant, so active - Aramis, whose eye, like that of the lynx, watched without ceasing, and saw better by night than by day - Aramis seemed to sleep in this despair of soul.
The interiors of their caverns were cleared of rubbish, though still far from clean, and they had pallets of dried grasses covered with the skins of leopard, lynx, and bear, while before the entrances were barriers of stone and small, rudely circular stone ovens.
Once, during the day, a lynx leaped lightly across the trail, under the very nose of the lead-dog, and vanished in the white woods.
It was the maker of the track, a large female lynx.
In all this there was a hint of night--the lynx, the man with the torch, the owl.
For the present, he is paying attention to Madame Mathieu, whose husband is keeping a lynx eye upon her in consequence.
It was as well that his prairie training had given Jefferson Hope the ears of a lynx.
Watchful as a lynx, one glance showed the dwarf that he had come on business.