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felid

[fee-lid] /ˈfi lɪd/
noun
1.
any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.
Origin of felid
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin Felidae; see Felis, -id2
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felid
  (fē'lĭd)   
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Felidae, which includes the domesticated cat and big cats such as lions, tigers, panthers, lynxes, leopards, pumas, and cheetahs.
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