LEOPARD, n. lep'ard. [L. leo, lion, and pardus, pard. Gr. from Heb. to separate, that is, spotted, broken into spots.]A rapacious quadruped of the genus Felis. It differs from the panther and the once in the beauty of its color, which is of a lively yellow, with smaller spots than those of the two latter, and disposed in groups. It is larger than the once and less than the panther. This animal is found in Africa and Asia, and so rapacious as to spare neither man nor beast.
LEOP'ARD, n. [lep'ard; L. leo, lion, and pardus, pard, Gr. παρδος, from Heb. פרד, to separate, that is, spotted, broken into spots.]
A carnivorous digitigrade mammal belonging to the genus Felis, i.e. the Cat group. It inhabits central Africa. Its fur is yellow, with at least ten ranges of small black clusters of spots on each flank.
- A large, savage, carnivorous mammal
(Felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings
or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is
found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis
pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard.