Panda definition

păndə
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A bear (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of the mountains of central China, having woolly fur with distinctive black and white markings.
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An arboreal raccoonlike mammal (Ailurus fulgens) of northeast Asia, having reddish fur, white face markings, and a long ringed tail.
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(now rare without qualifying word) The red panda, a small raccoon-like animal, Ailurus fulgens of northeast Asia with reddish fur and a long, ringed tail. [from 19th c.]
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The giant panda - a black and white bear-like animal, Ailuropoda melanoleuca from the mountains of China. [from 19th c.]
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(UK, colloquial) A police car. [from 20th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
panda
Plural:
pandas

Origin of panda

  • French perhaps of Nepalese origin

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

  • From French panda, apparently from a local language of Nepal but not traced in Nepali.

    From Wiktionary