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name commonly applied to the leopardleopard,
large carnivore of the cat family, Panthera pardus, widely distributed in Africa and Asia. It is commonly yellow, buff, or gray, patterned with black spots and rings. The rings, unlike those of the New World jaguar, never have spots inside them.
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, especially to a black leopard. It is also used locally to designate various other cats including the jaguarjaguar
, large New World carnivore of the cat family, Panthera onca. Jaguars range from the SW United States to S central Argentina, though there have been no resident breeding females in the United States since 1963.
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 and the pumapuma
or cougar
, New World member of the cat family, Puma concolor. Also known as mountain lion, catamount, panther, and painter, it ranges from S British Columbia to the southern tip of South America. The puma is slenderly built, with a lionlike face.
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. In animal systematics the generic name Panthera is given to all the big roaring cats—the lionlion,
large carnivore of the cat family, Panthera leo, found in open country in Africa, with a few surviving in India. Lions have short-haired coats of tawny brown, with the tail ending in a dark tuft.
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, tigertiger,
large carnivore of the cat family, Panthera tigris, found in the forests of Asia. There are six subspecies of P. tigris: Amur or Siberian, Sumatran, Malayan, North Indochinese, Bengal, and South China or Amoy.
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, and leopard—as well as to the jaguar and, in some systems, the snow leopard.


1. another name for leopard esp the black variety (black panther)
2. US and Canadian any of various related animals, esp the puma


Version 10.3 of the Mac OS X operating system. Introduced in 2003, Panther included a new style of browsing window in Finder, video conferencing (iChat AV), fast switching between users on the same machine and numerous other features. See Mac OS X.
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