- 1A wild cat with yellowish-brown fur (sometimes spotted), a short tail, and tufted ears, found chiefly in the northern latitudes of North America and Eurasia.
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- Genus Felis, family Felidae: the Eurasian lynx (F. lynx) and the Canadian lynx (F. canadensis or F. lynx)
- Experts say there is ‘little doubt’ that big cats such as panthers, lynxes and pumas are indeed roaming the countryside, following a massive increase in sightings.
- The British Big Cats Society says its 15-month survey indicates there is little doubt that big cats such as leopards, lynxes and pumas are roaming Britain.
- This year we have scheduled a tiger, three lynxes, a cheetah, two pumas, a hippopotamus, and 500 rabid rats.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The fur of the lynx.More example sentences
- The clothes were made of rayon polyester and trimmed with lynx fur.
- It was at one time the main commercial port for lynx and sable furs, beeswax, timber, grain, hunting falcons, and walrus ivory.
- Fox, lynx, mink as well as shearing being dyed in strong colours dominate this season, whether it be trimmings on collar and cuffs or luxurious linings.
- 1.2 (African lynx) another term for caracal.More example sentences
- Caracals, also commonly called African lynx though not actually a lynx, weigh at adulthood from 25 to 45 pounds and are native to the grasslands of Africa and parts of Asia.
- The coolest part of that experience was getting to hold a nine-week old Desert African Lynx named Kenya.
- Six years ago they paid $1700 for a blind African lynx at an auction because another bidder was going to put the animal down and mount it.
Middle English: via Latin from Greek lunx.
More definitions of LynxDefinition of lynx in:
- The US English dictionary