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pan·da

 (păn′də)
n.
1. A bear (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of the mountains of central China, having woolly fur with distinctive black and white markings. Also called giant panda, panda bear.
2. An arboreal raccoonlike mammal (Ailurus fulgens) of northeast Asia, having reddish fur, white face markings, and a long ringed tail. Also called lesser panda, red panda.

[French panda, (originally) red panda (now also giant panda), technical zoological name introduced in 1825 by Georges Léopold Cuvier, probably from shortening and alteration of a local term for the red panda in Nepal nigálya-pónya, cited in early British accounts of the animal : nigálya-, akin to Nepali niṅāle, relating to the bamboo species Drepanostachyum falcatum, red panda (which eats such bamboo) + ponya (meaning uncertain; perhaps akin to Nepali pauṃjā, paw, from alteration, influenced by panjā, claws, of earlier *pauṃco; akin to Hindi pahuṃcā, forearm, wrist, from Middle Indic *pahuñca, of unknown origin).]

panda

(ˈpændə)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: giant panda a large black-and-white herbivorous bearlike mammal, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, related to the raccoons and inhabiting the high mountain bamboo forests of China: family Procyonidae
2. (Animals) lesser panda red panda a closely related smaller animal resembling a raccoon, Ailurus fulgens, of the mountain forests of S Asia, having a reddish-brown coat and ringed tail
[C19: via French from a native Nepalese word]

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.panda - large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibetpanda - 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
2.panda - reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivorepanda - reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
Ailurus, genus Ailurus - lesser pandas
Translations
بَنْدَابَندا: حَيوان يُشْبِه الدُّب
pandapanda malápanda velká
panda
pandapandakarhupikkupandaisopandajättiläispanda
pandaours panda
panda
panda
pandapandabirnapandabjörn
パンダ
판다
panda
panda
pandapandabeer
panda
panda
หมีแพนด้า
gấu trúc

panda

[ˈpændə]
A. Npanda m
B. CPD panda car N (Brit) → coche m patrulla

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nPanda m, → Katzenbär m

panda

[ˈpændə] npanda m inv

panda

(ˈpӕndə) noun
(often giant panda) a large black and white bear-like animal of the raccoon family, which lives in the mountains of China.

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