pl. -·lots or -·lot
any of various wildcats of North and South America with spots that sometimes appear as stripes when several are close together; esp., a large species (Leopardus pardalis) with a yellow or gray coat marked with black spots
Origin of ocelotFr, use (by Buffon) of Nahuatl o:se:lo:?, jaguar
A nocturnal wildcat (Leopardus pardalis) of brush and woodland from southwest North America to central South America, having a grayish or yellow coat with black spots.
Origin of ocelotFrench, from Nahuatl ocelotl.
From Nahuatl ÅcÄ“lÅtl (“jaguar").