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saber-toothed tiger

noun
1.
any of several extinct members of the cat family Felidae from the Oligocene to Pleistocene Epochs, having greatly elongated, saberlike upper canine teeth.
Also called sabertooth
[sey-ber-tooth] /ˈseɪ bərˌtuθ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • The fossilized remains of sabertooth cats, mastodons, and giant camels attest to the faunal diversity in the past as well.

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