Geoffroy's cat

noun Geof·froy's cat \zhōˈfrwäz-\

Definition of Geoffroy's cat

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of geoffroy's cat

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


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