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Definition of "ocelot" []

  • A nocturnal wildcat (Felis pardalis or Leopardus pardalis) of the brush and forests of the southwest United States and Central and South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots. (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 "ocelot" in a sentence
  • "I hate to sound like Charlie Brown getting a rock, but I got a freakin 'ocelot as well!"
  • "The ocelot is a small cat that lives in the South Texas brush country."
  • "Nine-year-old Carolyn Jess spent her recent birthday party raising money for the research and protection of the ocelot, which is steadily moving toward extinction in Texas."