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fe·line

feline

 
pronunciation:
fi laIn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with cats, both house cats and cats that live in the wild.
The veterinarian studied feline medicine.
definition 2: looking or acting like a cat, such as moving in a silent or graceful way.
The dancer was known for her feline movements.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a closely related group of animals that includes both large cats like lions and tigers and small cats such as house cats and bobcats. Most cats have flat noses, small ears, and long tails. Felines are carnivorous mammals. They use their sharp teeth and claws for hunting other animals as food.
similar words:
cat
derivations: felinely (adv.), felineness (n.), felinity (n.)
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