li·​ger | \ ˈlī-gər How to pronounce liger (audio) \

Definition of liger

: a hybrid between a male lion and a female tiger

Examples of liger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such creative efforts have begotten — with no small amount of objection from animal welfare activists — hybrid animals like the beefalo, liger, even the grolar bear (half-grizzly, half-polar bear). Alexandra Marvar, Star Tribune, "Designer cat market is thriving with 'toygers' and other wild-looking kitties," 28 July 2020 About Killing Them This might be the biggest reveal: the man known as the Tiger King is actually afraid of tigers, lions, and ligers. Shannon Carlin,, "Joe Exotic Is Terrified Of Big Cats & Other Wild Reveals From The Tiger King Reunion," 14 Apr. 2020 Spears, 38, opened the song inside a cage with Antle and the liger (a hybrid of a tiger mother and lion father), then stormed the stage to dance with a live python. Robyn Merrett,, "Southern Charm Star Naomie Olindo Apologizes for Visiting Doc Antle’s Zoo: ‘We Are So Embarrassed'," 2 Apr. 2020 The Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Memorial Park, known as the G.W. Zoo, became populated by a growing number of exotic animals as Joe Exotic acquired tigers, lions, ligers and more. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "The Wild Story Behind Netflix’s New Docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," 20 Mar. 2020 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

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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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“Liger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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