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Definition of LYNX

2 definitions found:

Lynx \Lynx\ (l[i^][ng]ks), n. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly`gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See {Light}, n., and cf. {Ounce} an animal.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus {Felis}, and subgenus {Lynx}. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Among the well-known species are the European lynx ({Felis borealis}); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier ({Felis Canadensis} syn. {Lynx lynx}); the bay lynx of America ({Felis rufa}), and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and the pardine lynx ({Felis pardina}) of Southern Europe.

     2. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "lynx":
     Argus, Leo, Siberian tiger, bobcat, cat, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cheetah, cougar, eagle, ferret, hawk, jaguar, leopard, lion, mountain lion, ocelot, painter, panther, puma, simba, tiger, weasel, wildcat

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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