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tiger cat

n.
1. Any of various small wild felines, such as the ocelot, margay, or jaguarundi, that resemble the tiger in appearance or behavior.
2. A domestic cat, especially a tabby, having markings like those of a tiger.
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tiger cat

n
1. (Animals) a medium-sized feline mammal, Felis tigrina, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat
2. (Animals) any similar feline with tiger-like markings, such as the margay
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ti′ger cat`


n.
1. any of various striped or spotted wildcats smaller than but resembling the tiger, as the serval.
2. a domestic cat having a striped coat resembling that of a tiger.
[1690–1700]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger cat - medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-striped coattiger cat - medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-striped coat
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
2.tiger cat - a cat having a striped coat
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
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Gleaming tiger cat's teeth curved upward from holes pierced to receive them in the upper half of each ear.
We purchased a house at the Tiger Cat Flowage in Hayward with hope to retire there.
Recently, insights about the effect of the presence and density of ocelots over ecological parameters of smaller species were described, showing that Southern tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) (Schreber, 1775), margay (Leopardus wiedii) (Schinz, 1821) and jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) (E.
The large tiger cat loved sleeping on pillows and to annoy the dog.
4:59 p.m.: John Dee and Dana Hill roads, motorist reporting seeing an orange tiger cat near the gate to conservation land.
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A tiger cat who I secretly fed the best food from my plate.
Kemaloh Lundayeh and Bario Kelabit balang (Blust 1993) are translated as 'tiger,' but Sa'ban beleang is glossed by Blust as 'tiger cat,' as is his Proto-Kelabit-Lun Dayeh (PKLD) * balan (Blust 2000: 317), from which all of the Dayic forms originate.
Cuddly pup Harley captured the hearts of our judging panel with his mischievous personality, alongside cute cat Sollie, whose energy and adventurous streak earned him the honour of fronting a campaign for Tiger cat food.
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