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tiger


ti·ger  (tgr)
n.
1.
a. A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera tigris) of Asia, having a tawny coat with transverse black stripes.
b. Any of various similar wild felines, such as the jaguar, mountain lion, or lynx.
2. A person regarded as aggressive, audacious, or fierce.

[Middle English tigre, from Old English tigras, tigers, and from Old French tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

tiger·ish adj.


tiger  /tagr/  n. large, fierce, wild, yellow and black striped cat that lives in Asia: Indian tigers have been hunted almost to extinction. tiger

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