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lynx

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

lynxn. [L. lynx, lyncis, Gr. ly`gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See Light, n., and cf. Ounce an animal.].
  •  Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.  [1913 Webster]
    " Among the well-known species are the European lynx (Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier (Felis Canadensis syn. Lynx lynx); the bay lynx of America (Felis rufa), and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and the pardine lynx (Felis pardina) of Southern Europe."
  •  One of the northern constellations.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lynx, n.
1 a medium-sized cat, Felis lynx, with short tail, spotted fur, and tufted ear-tips.
2 its fur.

Idiom
lynx-eyed keen-sighted.
Derivative
lynxlike adj.
Etymology
ME f. L f. Gk lugx

THESAURUS

lynx

Argus, Leo, Siberian tiger, bobcat, cat, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cheetah, cougar, eagle, ferret, hawk, jaguar, leopard, lion, mountain lion, ocelot, painter, panther, puma, simba, tiger, weasel, wildcat

ROGET THESAURUS

lynx

Vision

N vision, sight, optics, eyesight, view, look, espial, glance, ken, coup d'oeil, glimpse, glint, peep, gaze, stare, leer, perlustration, contemplation, conspection, conspectuity, regard, survey, introspection, reconnaissance, speculation, watch, espionage, espionnage, autopsy, ocular inspection, ocular demonstration, sight-seeing, point of view, gazebo, loophole, belvedere, watchtower, field of view, theater, amphitheater, arena, vista, horizon, commanding view, bird's eye view, periscope, visual organ, organ of vision, eye, naked eye, unassisted eye, retina, pupil, iris, cornea, white, optics, orbs, saucer eyes, goggle eyes, gooseberry eyes, short sight, clear sight, sharp sight, quick sight, eagle sight, piercing sight, penetrating sight, clear glance, sharp glance, quick glance, eagle glance, piercing glance, penetrating glance, clear eye, sharp eye, quick eye, eagle eye, piercing eye, penetrating eye, perspicacity, discernment, catopsis, eagle, hawk, cat, lynx, Argus, evil eye, basilisk, cockatrice, seeing, visual, ocular, optic, optical, ophthalmic, clear-eyesighted, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, lynx-eyed, keen- eyed, Argus-eyed, visible, visibly, in sight of, with one's eyes open at sight, at first sight, at a glance, at the first blush, prima facie, Int, look!, the scales falling from one's eyes, an eye like Mars to threaten or command, her eyes are homes of silent prayer, looking before and after, thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.


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