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panther a leopard, especially a black one; originally, an exotic spotted wild cat believed to be distinct from the leopard. Fabulous accounts included the belief that the animal was a hybrid between the lion and the ‘pard’, and that the panther exhaled a sweet fragrance. In later literary use, the panther is also taken as the type of a fierce, powerful, and elusive creature.

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panther, name commonly applied to the leopard, especially to a black leopard. It is also used locally to designate various other cats including the jaguar and the puma. In animal systematics the generic name Panthera is given to all the big roaring cats—the lion, tiger, and leopard—as well as to the jaguar and, in some systems, the snow leopard.

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panther leopard (but in early use with vague reference) XIII; puma, cougar, jaguar XVIII. ME. panter(e) — OF. pantere (mod. panthère) — L. panthéra — Gr. pánthēr, of Oriental orig.

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pan·ther / ˈpan[unvoicedth]ər/ • n. a leopard, esp. a black one. ∎  a cougar.

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panther

panther See leopard

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