ti·​glon | \ ˈtī-glən How to pronounce tiglon (audio) \

Definition of tiglon

: a hybrid between a male tiger and a female lion

Examples of tiglon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see): Search [offspring of female lion male tiger] to find this is called a tigon (or tiglon). Ken Denmead, WIRED, "A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 13," 13 Jan. 2012

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tiglon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tiglon

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiglon

tiger + lion

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tiglon

Statistics for tiglon

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tiglon

The first known use of tiglon was in 1942

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on tiglon

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tiglon

Comments on tiglon

What made you want to look up tiglon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


formidable, illustrious, or eminent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!