Cheetah

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Noun

Cheetah (plural Cheetahs)
  1. A distinctive member (Acinonyx jubatus) of the cat family , slightly smaller than the leopard, but with proportionately longer limbs and a smaller head; it is native to Africa and also credited with being the fastest terrestrial animal.

Adjectives for Cheetah

majestic; growling; leaping; skulking; furious; ferocious; creeping; catapulting; determined; frenzied; deadly; swift; slinking; villainous; demoniac; enraged; pouncing; man-eating; mangled; shrinking; clawing; lightning-fast; vicious; cunning; lunging; circling; snapping; scrawny;

Thesaurus

cougar, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, mountain lion, ocelot, painter, panther, puma, simba, tiger, wildcat, Leo, Siberian tiger, bobcat, cat-a-mountain, catamount,

Etymology

Hindi चीता (cītā, leopard", "panther), ultimately from Sanskrit चित्र (citra, multicolored", "speckled) (akin to Old High German haitar (bright) > German heiter; Old Norse heiðr) + काय (kāya, body), thus "having a spotted body".

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