spotted cat

noun (1)
variants: or spotted catfish

Definition of spotted cat

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a widely distributed black-spotted catfish (Ictalurus lacustris) of the Mississippi drainage and the southeastern U.S. that commonly attains a weight of five pounds and is regarded as superior to most catfishes as food

spotted cat

noun (2)

Definition of spotted cat (Entry 2 of 2)

: a wildcat with a blotched or spotted coat also : the pelt of such a wildcat

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“Spotted cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spotted%20cat. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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