A panther.



  • Any of various big cats with black fur; most especially, the black-coated leopard of India.
  • Any big cat of the genus Panthera.
  • A cougar; especially the Florida panther.
  • A creature resembling a big cat with a multicolored hide, found in Ancient Greek mythology.


  • From Middle English panter, panther, pantere, from Old French pantere, from Latin panthera, from Ancient Greek πάνθηρ, perhaps related to Sanskrit पुण्डरीक.

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