Definition of ocelot in English:
1A medium-sized wild cat that has a tawny yellow coat marked with black blotches and spots, and ranges from southern Texas through South America.
- Felis pardalis, family Felidae
- He doesn't have big teeth so he wouldn't be able to protect himself against eagles, jaguars, and ocelots in central South America.
- Clearly, bobcats could survive hunting pressures better than margays and ocelots.
- We were studying ocelots at the time and needed chickens to lure the cats into our traps.
1.1The fur of the ocelot.
- It is quite possible that TR, were he alive today, would be the proud owner of a gargantuan SUV with a custom interior made out of ocelot hide.
Late 18th century: from French, from Nahuatl tlatlocelotl, literally 'field tiger'.
Words that rhyme with ocelotpolyglot • Camelot
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