jungle cat

noun

Definition of jungle cat 

: a small grayish to tawny cat (Felis chaus) found from northern Africa to Asia and having a black-tipped tail and tufted ears broadly : a wild cat (such as a leopard) of tropical regions

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Once, my heart seized when the elevator doors opened onto a gigantic taxidermied jungle cat, ready to pounce. Jenna Marotta, Vogue, "In Love, Gilda A Comedy Legend Finally Gets Her Due," 20 Sep. 2018 Apple could take a cue from its OS X naming schemes and start naming iPhones after large jungle cats, national parks, or deserts. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Apple’s new iPhone names are bad, so it’s hard to see where it goes from here," 15 Sep. 2018 The queen, though, is now trapped in the body of a mystical jungle cat, and Rook must find a way to return her to human form. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "TBT #31: Horror -- in body and cultural forms -- coming this week to comics," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jungle cat

1877, in the meaning defined above

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