leopardess


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leop·ard·ess

 (lĕp′ər-dĭs)
n.
A female leopard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leopardess - female leopardleopardess - female leopard      
Panthera pardus, leopard - large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
Translations

leopardess

[ˈlepədes] Nleopardo m hembra

leopardess

[ˌlɛpəˈdɛs] nfemmina del leopardo
References in classic literature ?
As a leopardess that bounds from out a thick covert to attack a hunter--she knows no fear and is not dismayed by the baying of the hounds; even though the man be too quick for her and wound her either with thrust or spear, still, though the spear has pierced her she will not give in till she has either caught him in her grip or been killed outright--even so did noble Agenor son of Antenor refuse to fly till he had made trial of Achilles, and took aim at him with his spear, holding his round shield before him and crying with a loud voice.
If physical power is what is at stake, then, of course, you must openly admit that the lion is your evolutionary superior because a "mere" lioness or leopardess will make much shorter work of you than you can make of any human female.
The best race of the day is the listed ISF EBF Mucklemeg INH Flat race at Gowran, which has attracted two cross channel runners in Seelateralligator and Snow Leopardess.
A guard escorting us to dinner, his torchlight puncturing the blackness, confirmed it was the leopardess that regularly prowled the camp.
It comes within days after a leopardess was gunned down by Rawat and Joy Hukil on October 4.
The acquisition in Paris of Leopardess and Her Young (attributed to Francesco Franzoni; 1734-1808), carved in Italian specimen marbles (giallo tigrato and a realistic tongue carved from rosso antico), encouraged an interest in animal and subsequently other figurative sculpture.