sphynx

noun \ ˈsfiŋ(k)s \

Definition of sphynx

plural sphynx or sphynxes
: any of a breed of large-eared virtually hairless cats that originated as a spontaneous mutation

Origin and Etymology of sphynx

probably alteration of sphinx; from the cat's appearance


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