saber-toothed tiger

noun
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] .


Origin:
1840–50

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saber-toothed tiger

noun
any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene 
sabertooth

noun
any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene [syn: saber-toothed tiger
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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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