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tiger British & World English

A very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black, native to the forests of Asia but becoming increasingly rare

sabretooth British & World English

A large extinct carnivorous mammal of the cat family, with massive curved upper canine teeth

tiger cat British & World English

A small forest cat that has a light brown coat with dark stripes and blotches, native to Central and South America

tiger nut British & World English

The small dried edible tuber of a kind of sedge

paper tiger British & World English

A person or thing that appears threatening but is ineffectual

plain tiger British & World English

A migratory African butterfly related to the monarch, with orange, white, and black wing markings

Tiger balm British & World English

A mentholated ointment widely used in Eastern medicine for a variety of conditions

tiger fish British & World English

Any of a number of aggressive predatory fish, in particular:

tiger lily British & World English

A tall Asian lily which has orange flowers spotted with black or purple

tiger maple British & World English

The timber of an American maple which contains contrasting light and dark lines

tiger moth British & World English

A stout moth which has boldly spotted and streaked wings and a hairy caterpillar (woolly bear)

tiger prawn British & World English

A large edible prawn marked with dark bands, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans

tiger shark British & World English

An aggressive shark of warm seas, with dark vertical stripes on the body

tiger snake British & World English

A deadly Australian snake, typically marked with brown and yellow bands

tiger team British & World English

A team of specialists in a particular field brought together to work on specific tasks

tiger worm British & World English

Another term for brandling.

Woods, Tiger British & World English

(B.1975), American golfer; born Eldrick Woods. In 2000 he became the youngest player to win all four of golf’s grand slam events. During 1997–2008 he won 14 major championships

Celtic tiger British & World English

The Irish economy, or Ireland itself, as regarded during the period of rapid economic growth that characterized the 1990s and early 21st century

garden tiger British & World English

A large European tiger moth with boldly marked, chiefly brown and white forewings and orange and black hindwings

tiger beetle British & World English

A fast-running predatory beetle which has spotted or striped wing cases and flies in sunshine. The larvae live in tunnels from which they snatch passing insect prey

tiger country British & World English

Remote and inaccessible parts of a country

tiger mother British & World English

A strict or demanding mother who pushes her children to high levels of achievement, using methods regarded as typical of childrearing in China and other parts of East Asia

Siberian tiger British & World English

A tiger of a large and threatened race with a long thick coat, found in SE Siberia and NE China

tiger's eye British & World English

A semi-precious yellowish-brown variety of quartz with a silky or chatoyant lustre, formed by replacement of crocidolite

tiger salamander British & World English

A large North American salamander that is blackish with yellow patches or stripes

have a tiger by the tail British & World English

Have embarked on a course of action which proves unexpectedly difficult but which cannot easily or safely be abandoned

tiger eye in tiger's eye British & World English

A semi-precious yellowish-brown variety of quartz with a silky or chatoyant lustre, formed by replacement of crocidolite

barb1 British & World English

A freshwater fish with barbels around the mouth, popular in aquaria

tiger shrimp in tiger prawn British & World English

A large edible prawn marked with dark bands, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans

tiger economy in tiger British & World English

A dynamic economy of one of the smaller East Asian countries, especially that of Singapore, Taiwan, or South Korea

have a tiger by the tail in tiger British & World English

Have embarked on a course of action which proves unexpectedly difficult but which cannot easily or safely be abandoned

Tasmanian wolf British & World English

Another term for thylacine.

sabre-toothed cat in sabretooth British & World English

A large extinct carnivorous mammal of the cat family, with massive curved upper canine teeth

plain tiger in tiger British & World English

Used in names of tiger moths and striped butterflies, e.g. scarlet tiger, plain tiger

scarlet tiger in tiger British & World English

Used in names of tiger moths and striped butterflies, e.g. scarlet tiger, plain tiger

have a tiger by the tail also be riding a tiger in tiger British & World English

Have embarked on a course of action which proves unexpectedly difficult but which cannot easily or safely be abandoned