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cheetah

/ˈtʃiːtə/
noun
1.
a large feline mammal, Acinonyx jubatus, of Africa and SW Asia: the swiftest mammal, having very long legs, nonretractile claws, and a black-spotted light-brown coat
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāya tiger, from citra bright, speckled + kāya body

chetah

/ˈtʃiːtə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of cheetah
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