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snow leopard

a long-haired, leopardlike feline, Panthera (Uncia) uncia, of mountain ranges of central Asia, having a relatively small head and a thick, creamy-gray coat with rosette spots: an endangered species.
Also called ounce2 .
Origin of snow leopard
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for snow leopard

snow leopard

a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettes Also called ounce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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