Ai·​lu·​rus | \ ī-ˈlu̇r-əs, ā- \

Definition of Ailurus

: a genus of mammals (family Procyonidae) comprising the panda and formerly regarded as the type of a separate family

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First Known Use of Ailurus

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ailurus

New Latin, from Greek ailouros cat

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“Ailurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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