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sand cat

Syllabification: sand cat

Definition of sand cat in English:

noun

A small wild cat with a plain yellow to grayish coat, a dark-ringed tail, and large eyes, of the deserts of North Africa and southwestern Asia.
  • Felis margarita, family Felidae
Example sentences
  • Nature lovers take note, the area is home to the grey wolf, Blandford's fox, the sand cat and the ibex, as well as 110 recorded species of birds.
  • The lovely, wide-faced sand cat could have preyed on some birds, but the habits of this desert species are little known.
  • For example, visitors will be able to view, through a tunnel camera, black-footed cats and sand cats scampering through underground burrows.

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