servaline

adjective
ser·​va·​line | \ ˈsərvəˌlīn, -lə̇n, -ˌlēn \

Definition of servaline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or resembling the serval

servaline

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly servaline cat
plural -s

Definition of servaline (Entry 2 of 2)

: a wildcat (Felis servalina) of western Africa resembling the serval but with a more densely spotted coat

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History and Etymology for servaline

Adjective

serval + -ine

Noun

New Latin servalina (specific epithet of Felis servalina) from French serval + New Latin -ina

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“Servaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/servaline. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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