leopardess

leopardess

[lep-er-dis]
noun
a female leopard.

Origin:
1560–70; leopard + -ess


See -ess.
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leopard (ˈlɛpəd)
 
n
1.  Also called: panther a large feline mammal, Panthera pardus, of forests of Africa and Asia, usually having a tawny yellow coat with black rosette-like spots
2.  any of several similar felines, such as the snow leopard and cheetah
3.  clouded leopard a feline, Neofelis nebulosa, of SE Asia and Indonesia with a yellowish-brown coat marked with darker spots and blotches
4.  heraldry a stylized leopard, painted as a lion with the face turned towards the front
5.  the pelt of a leopard
 
[C13: from Old French lepart, from Late Latin leōpardus, from Late Greek leópardos, from leōn lion + pardospard² (the leopard was thought at one time to be the result of cross-breeding)]
 
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