tigon


ti·gon

noun \ˈtī-gən\

Definition of TIGON

:  tiglon

Origin of TIGON

tiger + lion
First Known Use: 1926

tigon

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Zoo-bred offspring of a tiger and a lioness. The opposite cross, of a lion and a tigress, produces a liger. Differences in behavior and habitat make interbreeding of the tiger and lion unlikely in the wild. The tigon and the liger have features of both parents, in variable proportions, but are generally larger and darker than either. It is thought that most, if not all, male tigons and ligers are sterile; the females may be able to produce young.

Variants of TIGON

tigon or tiglon

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