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The hybrid offspring of a male lion and a female tiger.

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(Zoology) the hybrid offspring of a female tiger and a male lion
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(ˈlaɪ gər)

the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. Compare tiglon.
[1935–40; li (on) + (ti) ger]
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Noun1.liger - offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
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