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leopard

leop·ard

leopard

 
pronunciation:
le prd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large, spotted wild cat found in southern Asia and Africa.
 
definition 2: the fur of this animal.
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Leopard comes from a combination of two ancient Greek words that mean "lion" and "male panther." The ancient Greeks thought a leopard was the offspring of a lion and a panther.
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