felis onca


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jaguar \Ja*guar"\, n. [Braz. yago['a]ra: cf. & Pg. jaguar.]
   (Zool.)
   A large and powerful feline animal (Panthera onca, formerly
   Felis onca), ranging from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It
   is usually brownish yellow, with large, dark, somewhat
   angular rings, each generally inclosing one or two dark
   spots. It is chiefly arboreal in its habits. It is also
   called the panther and the American tiger.
   [1913 Webster +PJC]
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