li·​ger | \ ˈlī-gər \

Definition of liger

: a hybrid between a male lion and a female tiger

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After discovering the liger is actually real (and not just a made-up animal from Napoleon Dynamite), WD was curious about other unconventional mixes. Olivia Putnal, Woman's Day, "10 Unusual Animal Hybrids," 21 Sep. 2010 The orange-and-brown ombré shake is then poured into a cup that that was striped with Ghirardelli chocolate sauce giving it a unique liger-like look. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Arby's Roars into Unicorn Frappuccino Territory With a Wild New Drink," 12 June 2017 Woody takes Hank and Charlie around the country as part of a traveling liger exhibit. Ilnar Salakhiev, National Geographic, "Cat Experts: Ligers and Other Designer Hybrids Pointless and Unethical," 24 Feb. 2017 In Apple’s mind, the future doesn’t look like a liger. David Pierce, WIRED, "Review: Apple iPad Pro," 11 Nov. 2015 But posits that most ligers are in private hands in the United States. Ilnar Salakhiev, National Geographic, "Cat Experts: Ligers and Other Designer Hybrids Pointless and Unethical," 24 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of liger

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liger

blend of lion and tiger

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The first known use of liger was in 1924

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to gather or build up little by little

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