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Definition of "lynx" []

  • Any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, especially L. canadensis of northern North America or L. lynx of Eurasia, having soft thick fur, a black-tipped short tail, and tufted ears. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lynx" in a sentence
  • "The European lynx (_felis lynx_), and the wild cat, both skulk through the Pyrenean forests; the former now only rarely seen."
  • "The bay lynx also -- or wild cat, as it is called (_lynx rufus_) -- and now and then, but more rarely, the cougar (_felis concolor_), give the hounds a run before taking to the tree."
  • "It was that species known as the "bay lynx" (_lynx rufus_), commonly called in America the "wild cat," and sometimes the"