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lynx

a wildcat having long limbs, a short tail, and tufted ears
Not to be confused with:
links – the rings of which a chair is composed; bonds or ties; connections
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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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lynx

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

lynx

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

[ˈlɪŋks] nlynx m inv
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lynx

nLuchs m
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lynx

[lɪŋks] nlince f
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References in periodicals archive ?
People reported seeing two lynxlike cats as large as fully-grown Dobermann pinscher dogs in the area.