panther

noun pan·ther \ ˈpan(t)-thər \

Definition of panther

plural panthers also panther
1 :leopard: such as
a :a leopard of a hypothetical exceptionally large fierce variety
b :a leopard of the black color phase
2 :cougar 1 — compare florida panther
3 :jaguar

Examples of panther in a Sentence

  1. the panther is surprisingly difficult to spot

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Origin and Etymology of panther

Middle English pantere, from Anglo-French panthere, from Latin panthera, from Greek panthēr

panther Synonyms


PANTHER Defined for English Language Learners

panther

noun

Definition of panther for English Language Learners

  • : a large, black wildcat


PANTHER Defined for Kids

panther

noun pan·ther \ ˈpan-thər \

Definition of panther for Students

1 :leopard
2 :cougar
3 :jaguar


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