leopard

noun leop·ard \ ˈle-pərd \

Definition of leopard

1 a :a large strong cat (Panthera pardus) of southern Asia and Africa that is adept at climbing and is usually tawny or buff with black spots arranged in rosettes called also panther
b :the fur or pelt of a leopard
2 :a heraldic representation of a lion passant guardant

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Origin and Etymology of leopard

Middle English, from Anglo-French lepart, leupart, from Late Latin leopardus, from Greek leopardos, from leōn lion + pardos leopard

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LEOPARD Defined for English Language Learners

leopard

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Definition of leopard for English Language Learners

  • : a large brownish-yellow cat with black spots that lives in Asia and Africa


LEOPARD Defined for Kids

leopard

noun leop·ard \ ˈle-pərd \

Definition of leopard for Students

:a large animal of the cat family found in Asia and Africa that has a brownish buff coat with black spots and is an excellent climber


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