Definition of fishing cat in English:

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fishing cat


A small wild cat found in wetland habitats in India and Southeast Asia, having a light brown coat with dark spots, a ringed tail, and slightly webbed paws.
  • Felis viverrina, family Felidae.
Example sentences
  • Next door is the Night Safari where, between 7.30 pm and midnight, you can watch buffalo, deer, tigers and fishing cats as they come out to feed.
  • At night, civets and fishing cats take over the action.
  • The Asian leopard cat lineage consisted of the Asian leopard cat, flat-headed cat, fishing cat (P. viverrina), and rusty-spotted cat (P. rubiginosa).

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Syllabification: fish·ing cat

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