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lynx

 (lĭngks)
n. pl. lynx or lynx·es
1. Any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, especially L. canadensis of northern North America or L. lynx of Eurasia, having soft thick fur, a black-tipped short tail, and tufted ears.
2. Lynx A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, near Auriga and Gemini.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek lunx; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

lynx

(lɪŋks)
n, pl lynxes or lynx
1. (Animals) a feline mammal, Felis lynx (or canadensis), of Europe and North America, with grey-brown mottled fur, tufted ears, and a short tail.
2. (Textiles) the fur of this animal
3. (Animals) bay lynx another name for bobcat
4. (Animals) desert lynx another name for caracal
5. (Breeds) Also called: Polish lynx a large fancy pigeon from Poland, with spangled or laced markings
[C14: via Latin from Greek lunx; related to Old English lox, German Luchs]
ˈlynxˌlike adj

Lynx

(lɪŋks)
n, Latin genitive Lyncis (ˈlɪnsɪs)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Ursa Major and Cancer

lynx

(lɪŋks)

n., pl. lynx•es, (esp. collectively) lynx.
any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, having long limbs, a short tail, and usu. tufted ears.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin < Greek lýnx]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lynx - a text browser
2.lynx - short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted earslynx - short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
genus Lynx - lynxes
common lynx, Lynx lynx - of northern Eurasia
Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis - of northern North America
bay lynx, bobcat, Lynx rufus - small lynx of North America
Lynx pardina, spotted lynx - of southern Europe
caracal, desert lynx, Lynx caracal - of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia

lynx

noun
Related words
adjective lyncean
Translations
rys
los
linko
ilves
ilves
ris
hiúz
lynx
lūšis
gaupeGaupen
ryś
linx
rys
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lolodjur
vaşak

lynx

[lɪŋks] N (lynxes or lynx (pl)) → lince m

lynx

[ˈlɪŋks] nlynx m inv

lynx

nLuchs m

lynx

[lɪŋks] nlince f
References in classic literature ?
It was the maker of the track, a large female lynx.
He lay down in the snow, depositing the ptarmigan beside him, and with eyes peering through the needles of a low-growing spruce he watched the play of life before him--the waiting lynx and the waiting porcupine, each intent on life; and, such was the curiousness of the game, the way of life for one lay in the eating of the other, and the way of life for the other lay in being not eaten.
The balls of quills might have been a stone for all it moved; the lynx might have been frozen to marble; and old One Eye might have been dead.
In all this there was a hint of night--the lynx, the man with the torch, the owl.
But first he went to the forest and caught a lynx, and cutting off the creature's sharp claws, he fastened them on to his own hands and feet.
Once, during the day, a lynx leaped lightly across the trail, under the very nose of the lead-dog, and vanished in the white woods.
The utmost skill and caution are required to render these places of concealment invisible to the lynx eye of an Indian.
Aramis, in fact, so vigilant, so active - Aramis, whose eye, like that of the lynx, watched without ceasing, and saw better by night than by day - Aramis seemed to sleep in this despair of soul.
For the present, he is paying attention to Madame Mathieu, whose husband is keeping a lynx eye upon her in consequence.
The interiors of their caverns were cleared of rubbish, though still far from clean, and they had pallets of dried grasses covered with the skins of leopard, lynx, and bear, while before the entrances were barriers of stone and small, rudely circular stone ovens.
The FUW said the escaped Eurasian lynx, called Lillith, was suspected of killing seven sheep within a few hundred yards of the town of Borth after escaping from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom - and had since strayed into a populated area.
Lilleth, a Eurasian lynx, went missing from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Wales last week and has so far evaded capture.