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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leopard  \Leop"ard\  (l[e^]p"[~e]rd),  n.  [OE.  leopart,  leparde 
  lebarde  libbard,  OF  leopard,  liepart  F.  l['e]opard,  L. 
  leopardus  fr  Gr  leo`pardos;  le`wn  lion  +  pa`rdos  pard.  See 
  {Lion},  and  {Pard}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  savage,  carnivorous  mammal  ({Felis  leopardus}).  It 
  is  of  a  yellow  or  fawn  color,  with  rings  or  roselike  clusters 
  of  black  spots  along  the  back  and  sides.  It  is  found  in 
  Southern  Asia  and  Africa.  By  some  the  panther  ({Felis 
  pardus})  is  regarded  as  a  variety  of  leopard. 
 
  {Hunting  leopard}.  See  {Cheetah}. 
 
  {Leopard  cat}  (Zo["o]l.)  any  one  of  several  species  or 
  varieties  of  small  spotted  cats  found  in  Africa,  Southern 
  Asia,  and  the  East  Indies;  esp.,  {Felis  Bengalensis}. 
 
  {Leopard  marmot}.  See  {Gopher},  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leopard 
  n  1:  the  pelt  of  a  leopard 
  2:  large  feline  of  African  and  Asian  forests  usually  having  a 
  tawny  coat  with  black  spots  [syn:  {Panthera  pardus}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Leopard 
  (Heb.  namer,  so  called  because  spotted,  Cant.  4:8),  was  that 
  great  spotted  feline  which  anciently  infested  the  mountains  of 
  Syria,  more  appropriately  called  a  panther  (Felis  pardus).  Its 
  fierceness  (Isa.  11:6),  its  watching  for  its  prey  (Jer.  5:6), 
  its  swiftness  (Hab.  1:8),  and  the  spots  of  its  skin  (Jer. 
  13:23),  are  noticed.  This  word  is  used  symbolically  (Dan.  7:6; 
  Rev.  13:2). 
 




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