ti·​gon | \ ˈtī-gən How to pronounce tigon (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Peculiar hybrids were created: ligers (male lion-female tiger), tigons (male tiger-female lion), tiligers (male tiger-female liger) and, in 2013, the nation's first liligers, the offspring of a male lion and a female liger. oregonlive.com, "The trouble with tigers in America," 13 July 2019 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 There’s also the tigon, which has a lion mother and tiger father. Ilnar Salakhiev, National Geographic, "Cat Experts: Ligers and Other Designer Hybrids Pointless and Unethical," 24 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of tigon

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tigon

tiger + lion

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“Tigon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigon. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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