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tiger cat

noun
1.
any of several felines, as the ocelot or margay, that resemble the tiger in coloration or ferocity but are smaller.
2.
a spotted marsupial cat, Dasyurus (Dasyurops) maculatus.
3.
a domestic cat having a striped coat resembling that of a tiger.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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British Dictionary definitions for tiger-cat

tiger cat

noun
1.
a medium-sized feline mammal, Felis tigrina, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat
2.
any similar feline with tiger-like markings, such as the margay
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