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o·ce·lot

ocelot

 
pronunciation:
a s lat
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part of speech: noun
definition: a wild cat with yellow or brown fur and black spots or stripes. Ocelots look like leopards but are smaller. They live in South and Central America, sometimes as far north as Texas. They are carnivorous mammals that eat birds, snakes, and small mammals.
 
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The word ocelot is from an Aztec word that means "field jaguar."
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