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Meaning of FELINE

Pronunciation:  'feelIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various lithe-bodied round-headed fissiped mammals many with retractile claws
  2. [adj]  of or relating to cats; "feline fur"

FELINE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: felid
 See Also: big cat, carnivore, cat, family Felidae, Felidae, paw, true cat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fe"line\, a. [L. felinus, fr. feles, felis, cat, prob.
orig., the fruitful: cf. F. f['e]lin. See {Fetus}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Catlike; of or pertaining to the genus Felis,
   or family {Felid[ae]}; as, the feline race; feline

2. Characteristic of cats; sly; stealthy; treacherous; as, a
   feline nature; feline manners.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a cat.
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