lynx

Definitions:

  • Any of several wildcats of the genus <em>Lynx,</em> especially <em>L. canadensis</em> of northern North America or <em>L. lynx</em> of Eurasia, having soft thick fur, a black-tipped short tail, and tufted ears.
  • A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, near Auriga and Gemini.
  • A wild cat with a short tail, penciled ears, and 28 teeth, belonging to the family <em>Felidæ</em> and genus <em>Lynx</em>, such as the caracal, the loup-cervier, and others.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] A genus of <em>Felidæ</em> lacking the front upper premolar of the true cats; the lynxes.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] A small northern constellation introduced by Hevelius in 1690, the name being chosen because the sharp-sightedness of a lynx is required to distinguish any of its stars.
  • Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.
  • One of the northern constellations.
  • Any of several <xref>medium-sized</xref> <xref>wild cats</xref>, mostly of the genus <xref>Lynx</xref>.
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  • short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
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