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[From New Latin Fēlidae, family name, from Fēlis, type genus, from Latin fēlēs, cat.]

fe′lid n.
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(Animals) any animal belonging to the cat family
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(ˈfi laɪn)

1. belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae.
2. catlike; characteristic of animals of the cat family: feline agility.
3. sly, stealthy, or treacherous.
4. an animal of the cat family; cat.
[1675–85; < Latin fēl(ēs) (see felid) + -ine1; compare Late Latin fēlīneus of a wild cat]
fe′line•ly, adv.
fe′line•ness, fe•lin•i•ty (fɪˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felid - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile clawsfelid - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
cat, true cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
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