panther

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noun pan·ther \ˈpan(t)-thər\

Definition of panther

plural

panthers

also

panther

  1. 1 :  leopard: such asa :  a leopard of a hypothetical exceptionally large fierce varietyb :  a leopard of the black color phase

  2. 2 :  cougar 1 — compare florida panther

  3. 3 :  jaguar

Examples of panther in a Sentence

  1. the panther is surprisingly difficult to spot

Origin and Etymology of panther

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


First Known Use: 13th century


PANTHER Defined for English Language Learners

panther

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noun pan·ther \ˈpan(t)-thər\

Definition of panther for English Language Learners

  • : a large, black wildcat


PANTHER Defined for Kids

panther

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noun pan·ther \ˈpan-thər\

Definition of panther for Students

  1. 1 :  leopard

  2. 2 :  cougar

  3. 3 :  jaguar



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