Geoffroy's cat

noun

Geof·​froy's cat
zhōˈfrwäz-
: a small South American cat of the genus Felis (F. geoffroyi) that has a silver-gray or ocher coat with small black spots and that inhabits especially upland forests and scrubland

Word History

Etymology

after Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire †1844 or his son Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire †1861 French zoologists

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“Geoffroy's cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geoffroy%27s%20cat. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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