saber-toothed tiger


saber–toothed tiger

noun

: a type of large cat that lived in very ancient times and had long, curved teeth

Full Definition of SABER-TOOTHED TIGER

:  any of numerous extinct cats (as genus Smilodon) widely distributed from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene and characterized by long curving upper canines —called also saber-toothed cat

First Known Use of SABER-TOOTHED TIGER

1849

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