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Panthera onca

Definition:

a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications, considered a member of the genus Felis

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Usage:

species

Plural:

Panthera onca*
(* Panthera onca may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Felis onca [species] | jaguar | panther | F. onca [abbreviation, species] | P. onca [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Latin panthera ("leopard") + Portuguese onça ("jaguar")
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Jaguar | Panthera onca [species]

a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas. The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar's present range extends from ... (44 of 9903 words, pronunciations, 13 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Jaguar

Merriam-Webster:

jaguar | jaguars [plural] | Panthera onca [species]

a large cat chiefly of Central and South America that is larger and stockier than the leopard and is brownish yellow or buff with black spots (26 of 69 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jaguar

Collins Dictionary:

jaguar | Panthera onca [species]

a large feline mammalof southern North America, Central America, and northern South America, similar to the leopard but with a shorter tail and larger ... (24 of 334 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaguar

Oxford Dictionary:

jaguar | Panthera onca [species] | Felidae [family, member of]

a large heavily built cat that has a yellowish-brown coat with black spots, found mainly in the dense forests of Central and South America (24 of 60 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jaguar

American Heritage Dictionary:

jaguar | Panthera onca [species]

A large feline mammal "(Panthera onca") of Central and South America, closely related to the leopard and having a tawny coat spotted with black ... (24 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguar

Random House Dictionary:

jaguar | Panthera onca [species]

a large spotted feline of tropical America, having a tawny coat with black rosettes: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas. (24 of 36 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/jaguar

New World Dictionary:

jaguar | jaguars [plural] | Panthera onca [species]

the largest New World predatory cat, yellowish with black spots, found from southwestern United States to Argentina (17 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaguar

Wiktionary:

Panthera onca | Panthera [genus]

A taxonomic species within the genus Panthera -- the jaguar. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Panthera onca

Britannica Encyclopedia:

jaguar [cat] | el tigre [synonym] | tigre Americano [synonym]

largest New World member of the cat family, once found from the U.S.-Mexican border southward to Patagonia, Argentina. Its preferred habitats are ... (22 of 489 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/299362​/jaguar

Columbia Encyclopedia:

jaguar

large New World carnivore of the cat family, "Panthera onca". Jaguars range from the southwestern United States to southern central Argentina, though ... (22 of 290 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0825869​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jaguar [countable] | jaguars [plural]

a large wild cat with yellow fur and black spots that lives mainly in the western US and in Central and South America (23 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jaguar

Cambridge Dictionary:

jaguar

a large wild animal of the cat family which lives in Central and South America (15 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/jaguar

Encarta Dictionary:

jaguar | jaguars [plural] | Panthera onca [species]

a large cat related to the leopard but with a shorter tail and black spots inside black rings on its tawny coat. Native to: southern North America, ... (27 of 59 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622863​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

Panthera onca

Origin: Latin panthera ("leopard") + Portuguese onça ("jaguar")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Panthera onca

panther | panthers [plural]

Origin: Old French pantere (modern panthère), from Latin panthera, from Ancient Greek πάνθηρ (panthēr, "panther").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panther

Online Etymology:

panther

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French pantere (12th century), from Latin panthera, from Greek panther, probably of Oriental origin, compare Sanskrit ... (20 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=panther

Oxford Dictionary:

panther

Origin: Middle English: from Old French pantere, from Latin panthera, from Greek panthēr. In Latin, pardus "leopard" also existed; ... (18 of 40 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panther

Collins Dictionary:

panther | panthers [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French pantère, from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr; perhaps related to Sanskrit pundarīka tiger

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panther

American Heritage Dictionary:

panther

Origin: Middle English pantere, from Old French and from Old English panthera, both from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panther

Merriam-Webster:

panther | panthers [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English pantere, from Anglo-French panthere, from Latin panthera, from Greek panthēr

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panther

New World Dictionary:

panther | panthers [plural]

Origin: Middle English pantere from Old French pantère from Latin panthera from Greek panthēr

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panther

Encarta Dictionary:

panther | panthers [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Greek panthēr

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723526​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

panther | panthers [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panther"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panther

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panther [countable] | panthers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "panther"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panther

Macmillan American Dictionary:

panther [countable] | panthers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panther"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/panther

Cambridge Dictionary:

panther | panthers [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "panther"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "panther"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panther

the Free Dictionary:

panther

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "panther"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "panther"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "panther" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/panther

Google Dictionary:

panther | panthers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "panther"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=panther

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

panther

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panther"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=panthe​07 word=panther

YourDictionary Audio:

panther

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panther" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panther

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