leopard

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See also: Leopard, léopard, and leopárd

English[edit]

A leopard
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From Old French lepart, lebart et al., from Latin leopardus, from Ancient Greek λεόπαρδος (leópardos), from λέων (léōn, lion) + πάρδος (párdos, panther).

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leopard (plural leopards)

  1. Panthera pardus, a large wild cat with a spotted coat, indigenous to Africa and Asia.
    • 1990, Dorothy L. Cheney, How Monkeys See the World: Inside the Mind of Another Species, 1992, page 284,
      During all such cases when we were present they responded by giving repeated alarm calls, even when the leopard was already feeding on a carcass. We wanted to determine whether vervets knew enough about the behavior of leopards to recognize that, even in the absence of a leopard, a carcass in a tree signaled the same potential danger as did a leopard itself.
    • 1998, Oded Borowski, Every Living Thing: Daily Use of Animals in Ancient Israel, page 201,
      The leopard (Panthera pardus or Felis pardus cf tulliana) is a close relative of the lion, but biblical references mentioning it are very few, suggesting that it was not as common.
    • 2005, Richard Ellis, Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine, page 197,
      Leopard skins have always been desirable commodities because of their spectacular spotted patterns.
  2. Either of two similar large cats native to Asia, also with spotted coats: Neofelis nebulosa (clouded leopard) or Uncia uncia (snow leopard).
    • 2005, Eric Dinerstein, Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations, page 81,
      There are plenty of beautiful cats among the thirty-nine species in the Felidae family, but the three leopards—clouded, common, and snow—may be the most visually stunning. Cloaked in the most beautiful fur of any cat, the reclusive clouded leopard is the Greta Garbo of the lot; it lives a solitary life in the remote jungles of Asia, from Nepal to Borneo.
  3. Specifically, a male leopard; in contrast to leopardess.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin leopardus (leopard).

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leopard

  1. leopard

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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leopard m (definite singular leoparden, indefinite plural leoparder, definite plural leopardene)

  1. a leopard (big cat, Panthera pardus)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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leopard m (definite singular leoparden, indefinite plural leopardar, definite plural leopardane)

  1. a leopard (as above)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /lêopaːrd/
  • Hyphenation: le‧o‧pard

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lȅopārd m (Cyrillic spelling ле̏опа̄рд)

  1. leopard

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Swedish[edit]

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leopard c (pl leoparder, def sing leoparden, def pl leoparderna)

  1. leopard

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