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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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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1877, in the meaning defined above

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