snow leopard

noun

Definition of snow leopard

: a large cat (Panthera uncia synonym Uncia uncia) of upland central Asia with long heavy grayish-white fur irregularly marked with brownish-black spots, rosettes, and rings

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These places, most located in Montana and Minnesota, promise spectacular images of exotic wildlife such as Siberian tigers and snow leopards, and native, elusive species such as wolves, lynx, and bobcats. National Geographic, "Is the food appropriate and safely provided?," 31 July 2019 In the next episode, which is about mountains, we are set down beside a howling snow leopard high on a Himalayan ridge. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "Are nature documentaries the greatest art of our time?," 11 July 2019 In the next episode, which is about mountains, we are set down beside a howling snow leopard high on a Himalayan ridge. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Are nature documentaries the greatest art of our time?," 9 July 2019 In the next episode, which is about mountains, we are set down beside a howling snow leopard high on a Himalayan ridge. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "Are nature documentaries the greatest art of our time?," 11 July 2019 In the next episode, which is about mountains, we are set down beside a howling snow leopard high on a Himalayan ridge. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "Are nature documentaries the greatest art of our time?," 11 July 2019 In the next episode, which is about mountains, we are set down beside a howling snow leopard high on a Himalayan ridge. Author: Sebastian Smee, Anchorage Daily News, "Are nature documentaries the greatest art of our time?," 10 July 2019 And there’s been a baby boom at the St. Paul zoo this spring, with a baby zebra born May 31, joining new Dall sheep (named Quinn and Sprinkle) born at the zoo May 5 and 9, and a snow leopard born April 30. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "It’s not over yet! 19 things to do in summer 2019," 5 July 2019 When the villainous snow leopard Tai Lung threatens Po's homeland, the hapless panda is chosen to fulfil an ancient prophecy and defend the Valley from attack. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing July 5-11," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of snow leopard

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snow leopard was in 1866

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