noun Pat·ri·o·fe·lis \ˌpa‧trēōˈfēlə̇s\

Definition of Patriofelis

  1. :  a genus of creodont mammals (family Oxyaenidae) of the Eocene of Wyoming having a skull as large as that of a lion and teeth like those of a cat

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Origin and Etymology of patriofelis

New Latin, from Latin patrius of a father + -o- + felis cat — more at expatriate

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a trip made at another's expense

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