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oc·e·lot

 (ŏs′ə-lŏt′, ō′sə-)
n.
A nocturnal wildcat (Leopardus pardalis) of brush and woodland from southwest North America to central South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots.

[French, from Nahuatl ocelotl.]
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ocelot

(ˈɒsɪˌlɒt; ˈəʊ-)
n
(Animals) a feline mammal, Felis pardalis, inhabiting the forests of Central and South America and having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
[C18: via French from Nahuatl ocelotl jaguar]
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oc•e•lot

(ˈɒs əˌlɒt, ˈoʊ sə-)

n.
a spotted wildcat, Felis pardalis, ranging from Texas through South America.
[1765–75; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ocelot - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coatocelot - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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Translations
oselotti
ocelot

ocelot

[ˈəʊsɪlɒt] Nocelote m
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ocelot

nOzelot m
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ocelot

[ˈɒsɪˌlɒt] nocelot m inv
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References in classic literature ?
She was wearing a slimpsy sort of garment wrapped around her that wasn't cloth but ocelot skins, soft and dappled, and silky.
During a combination of private guided and shared shore excursions, travelers can discover scarlet macaws, rare blue morpho butterflies, monkeys, sloths, marmosets, ocelots, macaws, motmots, anteaters, turtles and dolphins.
In fact they're two ocelots who have just become the latest addition to Birmingham Nature Centre after moving from Port Lympne Zoo in Kent.
Young readers get to learn about endangered cat species such as tigers, lions, ocelots, jaguars and more.
Coverage includes (for example) manatees, armadillos, sloths, red howler monkeys, capybaras, river dolphins, ocelots and bats.
Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) are listed as endangered within the United States (U.S.).
Perhaps I've got a weird nose because to me most perfumes smell of vinegar, ocelots' bottoms and leathery handbag, but I narrowed it down to two favourites and within seconds she'd whipped up a new sensory experience, based on top-notes of citrus, patchouli and, er, ocelots' bottoms.
In this volume, the essays are organized under four main topics: the path to extinction, with articles on whether humans are primarily responsible and whether species can recover; the impact of the Endangered Species Act, with articles both pro and con, some treating the scientific battle over the Klamath River; problems with endangered species conservation, such as whether parasitic species should be saved; and the fight to save endangered species, such as spectacled bears in Peru, ocelots in south Texas, and the return of the California condor.
'Cats in the Wild' offers a discussion of the 'big' cats including: lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, pumas, cheetahs, lynxes and the smaller 'wild cats' including servals, ocelots and feral cats.
The $30 million Chalillo dam will flood 2,800 acres of tropical forest that is home to jaguars, ocelots, tapirs and the country's only known flock of the rare and colorful scarlet macaw.
People at the Dallas Zoo worked with the zoo's ocelots to find that out.
The report also focuses on ocelots, jaguars and jaguarundis, as well as on species with more numerous populations, such as cougars and bobcats.