Definition of lynx
: any of several wildcats with relatively long legs, a short stubby tail, mottled coat, and usually tufted ears that are thought to comprise a distinct genus (Lynx) of the cat family or to be part of a genus (Felis) that includes the domestic cat and cougar asa : a lynx (L. lynx) of northern Europe and Asiab : bobcatc : a North American lynx (L. canadensis) distinguished from the bobcat by its larger size, longer tufted ears, and wholly black tail tip —called also Canadian lynx
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Even though the overall population of hare did not increase in the sample – possibly the result of several mild winters during the past two decades – hare populations were not so low in areas where lynx were present.
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Origin and Etymology of lynx
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek; akin to Old English lox lynx and probably to Greek leukos white — more at light
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of lynx for English Language Learners
: a large wild cat of North America
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Definition of lynx for Students
: any of several wildcats with rather long legs, a short tail, and often ears with tufts of long hairs at the tip
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