Ailurus

noun

Ai·​lu·​rus
ī-ˈlu̇r-əs,
ā-
: a genus of mammals (family Procyonidae) comprising the panda and formerly regarded as the type of a separate family

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek ailouros cat

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ailurus was in 1834

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“Ailurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ailurus. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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