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leopard

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noun leop·ard \ˈle-pərd\

Simple Definition of leopard

  • : a large brownish-yellow cat with black spots that lives in Asia and Africa

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of leopard

  1. 1 :  a large strong cat (Panthera pardus) of southern Asia and Africa that is adept at climbing and is usually tawny or buff with black spots arranged in rosettes —called also panther

  2. 2 :  a heraldic representation of a lion passant guardant

leopardess

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Illustration of leopard

Origin and Etymology of leopard

Middle English, from Anglo-French lepart, leupart, from Late Latin leopardus, from Greek leopardos, from leōn lion + pardos leopard


First Known Use: 13th century

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LEOPARD Defined for Kids

leopard

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noun leop·ard \ˈle-pərd\

Definition of leopard for Students

  1. :  a large animal of the cat family found in Asia and Africa that has a brownish buff coat with black spots and is an excellent climber





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