There are 2 definitions of Lynx in English:

Lynx

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Astronomy
  • An inconspicuous northern constellation (the Lynx), between Ursa Major and Gemini.

Origin

via Latin from Greek lunx.

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There are 2 definitions of Lynx in English:

lynx

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noun

  • 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.
    • Genus Felis, family Felidae: the Eurasian lynx (F. lynx) and the Canadian lynx (F. canadensis or F. lynx)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

Middle English: via Latin from Greek lunx.

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