Ocelot Definition

ŏsə-lŏt, ōsə-
ocelots
noun
ocelots
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.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
felis-pardalispanther cat

Other Word Forms of Ocelot

Noun

Singular:
ocelot
Plural:
ocelots

Origin of Ocelot

  • From Nahuatl ōcÄ“lōtl (“jaguar").

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Nahuatl ocelotl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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