Any of several types of carnivorous mammals of the feline family (Felidae) including lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, pumas, and the domestic cat. The fur, skin, hair, and gut from cats have been used for various purposes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
cats (pl.); Felidae
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Cat." Encyclopædia Britannica. 26 Apr. 2004 .