Variant of leopard
- any of various large, ferocious cats, including the jaguar and snow leopard, esp. a species (Panthera pardus) of Africa and S Asia usually having a tawny coat spotted with black
- Heraldry a lion represented in side view, with one foreleg raised and the head facing the viewer
Origin: ME leoparde < OFr leupart < LL leopardus < Gr leopardos < leōn, lion + pardos, pard, panther
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