Smilodon meaning

smīlə-dŏn
Any of various extinct saber-toothed cats of the genus Smilodon, having very long upper canines and widespread in Europe and the Americas during the late Pleistocene Epoch.
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Any member of the extinct genus Smilodon, the saber-toothed tigers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Felidae "” certain extinct saber-toothed cats.
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Origin of smilodon

  • New Latin Smīlodōn genus name Greek smīlē carving knife –odon

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

  • From the genus name Smilodon.

    From Wiktionary