tabby cat

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tabby cat:

see catcat,
name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, Felis catus. The great roaring cats, the lion, tiger, and leopard are anatomically very similar to one another and constitute the genus
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I admit I had to ask about the Mackerel Tabby part!
Mackerel tabbies are blessed with perfect thin parallel stripes over both sides of their bodies; this linear array reminded someone of fish scales, which explains the unlovely term, 'mackerel tabby'.