Lynx

Lynx

(lks), n. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly`gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See Light, n., and cf. Ounce an animal.] 1. (Zol.) Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.
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Among the well-known species are the European lynx (Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier (Felis Canadensis syn. Lynx lynx); the bay lynx of America (Felis rufa), and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and the pardine lynx (Felis pardina) of Southern Europe.

2. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations.
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