panther

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A panther.
A modern depiction (resembling that found on a 1900s book plate) of the multicolored panther of the dukes of Beaufort, on the viewer's left.
A depiction from the 1440s of the heraldic panther of Styria.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English panter, panther, pantere, from Old French pantere, from Latin panthēra, from Ancient Greek πάνθηρ (pánthēr, panther).

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panther (plural panthers)

  1. Any of various big cats with black fur; most especially, the black-coated leopard of India.
  2. Any big cat of the genus Panthera.
  3. A cougar; especially the Florida panther.
  4. (slang) A girl, especially a young one, who pursues older men.
    Antonyms: cougar, cradle robber, cub
  5. (mythology, heraldry) A creature resembling a big cat, typically incensed (emitting fire), and often having a multicolored hide, found in Ancient Greek mythology and in medieval and later heraldry (in which its depiction sometimes approaches that of a horse).

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  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “3. The Consonants”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, →DOI, →ISBN, § 8, page 100.

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  • Hyphenation: pan‧ther

Noun[edit]

panther m (plural panthers, diminutive panthertje n)

  1. Obsolete form of panter.

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panther

  1. Alternative form of panter (panther)