noun \ˈliŋ(k)s\

: a large wild cat of North America

plural lynx or lynx·es

Full Definition of LYNX

:  any of several wildcats with relatively long legs, a short stubby tail, mottled coat, and often tufted ears that are thought to comprise a distinct genus (Lynx) of the cat family or to be part of a genus (Felis) that includes the domestic cat and cougar as
a :  a lynx (L. lynx) of northern Europe and Asia
b :  bobcat
c :  a North American lynx (L. canadensis) distinguished from the bobcat by its larger size, longer tufted ears, and wholly black tail tip —called also Canadian lynx

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Origin of LYNX

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek; akin to Old English lox lynx and probably to Greek leukos white — more at light
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LYNX

LYNXES Defined for Kids


noun \ˈliŋks\
plural lynx or lynx·es

Definition of LYNX for Kids

:  any of several wildcats with rather long legs, a short tail, and often ears with tufts of long hairs at the tip


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