Definition of tigon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪɡ(ə)n/
(also tiglon /ˈtʌɪɡlɒn/ /ˈtɪɡlɒn/)


The hybrid offspring of a male tiger and a lioness. Compare with liger.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with tigon


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