ti·​gon ˈtī-gən How to pronounce tigon (audio)
: tiglon

Examples of tigon in a Sentence

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, 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, 13 Jan. 2012 There’s also the tigon, which has a lion mother and tiger father. Ilnar Salakhiev, National Geographic, 24 Feb. 2017

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Word History


tiger + lion

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tigon was in 1926

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“Tigon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigon. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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