villikissa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

villi (wild) +‎ kissa (cat)

Noun[edit]

villikissa

  1. wild cat, Felis silvestris
  2. (colloquial) feral cat (domestic cat returned to the wild)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • A feral cat may also be called villiintynyt kissa in order to avoid confusion with Felis silvestris. Neither of the two is a constant member of the Finnish fauna. The feral cats usually die during their first winter of freedom.

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