servaline

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adjective

ser·​va·​line
ˈsərvəˌlīn,
-lə̇n,
-ˌlēn
: of, relating to, or resembling the serval

servaline

2 of 2

noun

"
variants or less commonly servaline cat
plural -s
: a wildcat (Felis servalina) of western Africa resembling the serval but with a more densely spotted coat

Word History

Etymology

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 30 Nov. 2022.

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