panther

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈpænˌθɚ/

Noun[change]

Singular
panther

Plural
panthers

a black panther
  1. A panther is large, wild cat; this most often means an leopard or a mountain lion.
    I enjoyed seeing the panthers at the zoo.
  2. (biology) A member of the genus Panthera (lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars) may be called a panther.
  3. (slang) Panther can mean a member of the Black Panther Party (an African American activist group).


Usage Note: The word panther is used most often for a black panther (a leopard or jaguar with black fur).

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