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panther

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noun pan·ther \ˈpan(t)-thər\

Simple Definition of panther

  • : a large, black wildcat

Full Definition of panther

plural panthers also panther

  1. 1 :  leopard: as a :  a leopard of a hypothetical exceptionally large fierce variety b :  a leopard of the black color phase

  2. 2 :  cougar 1 — compare florida panther

  3. 3 :  jaguar

Examples of panther

  1. <the panther is surprisingly difficult to spot>



Origin of panther

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


First Known Use: 13th century



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