black-footed cat

noun

Definition of black-footed cat

: a southwestern African desert wildcat (Felis nigripes) that resembles a dwarf serval, that is colored cream or grayish faun and mottled and striped with black or dark brown, and that is the smallest of the true cats and readily hybridizes with domesticated cats

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“Black-footed cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-footed%20cat. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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