Definition of tigon in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪg(ə)n
(also tiglon /ˈtʌɪglɒn, ˈtɪg-/)


  • The hybrid offspring of a male tiger and a lioness.
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    • A liger is a tigress and lion union and tiglons, on the other hand are the products of tigers and lionesses.
    • When a male tiger is crossed with a female lion, there can be an offspring called a tiglon.
    • Examples include tigons, a cross between a male tiger and a female lion, and beefalos, a cross between an American bison and a domestic cow.


1920s: portmanteau word from tiger and lion.

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