Fe"r[ae]\, n. pl. [L., wild animals, fem. pl. of ferus wild.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of mammals which formerly included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.
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