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paper tiger a person, group, or nation that seems strong or powerful enough to pose a threat, but is actually weak or ineffectual; empty threat.
saber-toothed tiger a large wild cat with very long teeth curving from its upper jaw. Saber-toothed tigers were carnivores that hunted the young of mammoths and other large animals. The last kinds of saber-toothed tigers became extinct over ten thousand years ago. Modern tigers are not related to saber-toothed tigers.
Siberian tiger any member of the subspecies of tigers that are the largest of the big cats and native to eastern Russia and northern China.
tiger beetle any of numerous usu. bright-colored active beetles that prey on other insects.
tiger cat any of several small wild cats, such as the ocelot, that resemble the tiger in color or ferocity. [2 definitions]
tiger lily an Asian lily that has large orange petals spotted with black and curved back toward the stem, or any of various similarly colored lilies.
tiger moth any of numerous moths that are often brightly colored and have conspicuous stripes or spots on their wings, and whose larvae have woolly coats.