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Meaning of PANTHER

Pronunciation:  'panthur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large American feline resembling a lion
  2. [n]  a leopard in the black color phase
  3. [n]  a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis

PANTHER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: catamount, cougar, Felis concolor, Felis onca, jaguar, mountain lion, painter, Panthera onca, puma
 See Also: big cat, cat, Felis, genus Felis, genus Panthera, leopard, Panthera, Panthera pardus, wildcat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pan"ther\, n. [OE. pantere, F. panth[`e]re, L.
panthera, Gr. ?, prob. fr. Skr. pundr[=i]ka a tiger.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by
   some zo["o]logists considered a distinct species. It is
   marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are
   darker than the color of the body.

2. (Zo["o]l.) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or
   cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.

{Panther cat} (Zo["o]l.), the ocelot.

{Panther cowry} (Zo["o]l.), a spotted East Indian cowry
   ({Cypr[ae]a pantherina}); -- so called from its color.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a panther in your dream means lurking danger and enemies working to do you harm. It represents darkness, death, and rebirth. On a more positive note, panthers signify power, beauty and/or grace.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bobcat, catamount, cat-a-mountain, cheetah, cougar, jaguar, Leo, leopard, lion, lynx, mountain lion, ocelot, painter, puma, Siberian tiger, simba, tiger, wildcat