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Related to felid: Felidae
[From New Latin Fēlidae, family name, from Fēlis, type genus, from Latin fēlēs, cat.]
(Animals) any animal belonging to the cat family
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.n.
4. an animal of the cat family; cat.
fe′line•ness, fe•lin•i•ty (fɪˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.
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|Noun||1.||felid - 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"
cat, true cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped