lesser panda

lesser panda
reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
Syn: ↑red panda, ↑panda, ↑bear cat, ↑cat bear, ↑Ailurus fulgens
Hypernyms: ↑procyonid
Member Holonyms: ↑Ailurus, ↑genus Ailurus

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  • lesser panda — panda pan da (p[a^]n d[.a]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small Asiatic mammal ({Ailurus fulgens}) having fine soft fur, which inhabits the mountains of Northern India. It was once thought to be related to the bears, but is now believed to be more closely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesser panda — n. a small, reddish Himalayan carnivore (Ailurus fulgens) of the same family (Procyonidae) as the raccoon, with a long, ringed tail …   English World dictionary

  • lesser panda — mažoji panda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ailurus fulgens angl. lesser panda; red panda vok. Katzenbär; kleiner Panda rus. малая панда pranc. petit panda ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • lesser panda — panda (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser panda — noun A red panda, Ailurus fulgens. Syn: panda …   Wiktionary

  • lesser panda — noun Date: 1943 red panda …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lesser panda — less′er pan′da n. mam panda 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • lesser panda — /lɛsə ˈpændə/ (say lesuh panduh) noun → red panda …  

  • panda — (n.) 1835, from French, apparently from the Nepalese name of a raccoon like mammal (lesser panda) found there. First reference to the Giant Panda is from 1901; since its discovery in 1869 by French missionary Armand David (1826 1900) it had been… …   Etymology dictionary

  • panda — [pan′də] n. [Fr < native name in Nepal] short for: 1. GIANT PANDA 2. LESSER PANDA 3. PANDA CAR …   English World dictionary

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