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cheetah

Syllabification: chee·tah
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēdə
 
/

Definition of cheetah in English:

noun

A large spotted cat found in Africa and parts of Asia. It is the fastest animal on land.
  • Acinonyx jubatus, family Felidae
Example sentences
  • Some of the animals highlighted in the photographs include lions, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, giraffes and chimpanzees.
  • Here, in open vehicles, accompanied by rangers and trackers, you are virtually guaranteed close-ups of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and possibly even wild dogs.
  • I don't rightly know how these panthers and cheetahs and tigers came to inhabit the park in the first place.

Origin

late 18th century: from Hindi cītā, perhaps from Sanskrit citraka 'leopard'.

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