Definitions for: Lynx


[n] short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur



Webster (1913) Definition: Lynx, n. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ?; akin to AS. lox, G.
luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E.
light. See Light, n., and cf. Ounce an animal.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of feline animals of
the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short
tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.



Note: Among the well-known species are the European lynx
(Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier
(F. Canadensis); the bay lynx of America (F. rufa),
and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and
the pardine lynx (F. pardina) of Southern Europe.

2. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations.

Synonyms: catamount

See Also: bay lynx, bobcat, Canada lynx, caracal, common lynx, desert lynx, genus Lynx, Lynx canadensis, Lynx caracal, Lynx lynx, Lynx pardina, Lynx rufus, spotted lynx, wildcat

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