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desert lynx

  

      n      another name for       caracal  
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caracal  
      n  
1      (Also called)    desert lynx          a lynxlike feline mammal, Lynx caracal, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and S Asia, having long legs, a smooth coat of reddish fur, and black-tufted ears.  
2    the fur of this animal  
     (C18: from French, from Turkish kara kulak, literally: black ear)  

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lynx  
      n   pl   , lynxes, lynx  
1    a feline mammal, Felis lynx (or canadensis), of Europe and North America, with grey-brown mottled fur, tufted ears, and a short tail  
   Related adj       lyncean  
2    the fur of this animal  
3    bay lynx      another name for       bobcat  
4    desert lynx             another name for       caracal  
5      (Also called)    Polish lynx   a large fancy pigeon from Poland, with spangled or laced markings  
     (C14: via Latin from Greek lunx; related to Old English lox, German Luchs)  
  lynxlike      adj  

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desert          [1]  
      n  
1    a region that is devoid or almost devoid of vegetation, esp. because of low rainfall  
2    an uncultivated uninhabited region  
3    a place which lacks some desirable feature or quality  
a cultural desert     
4    modifier   of, relating to, or like a desert; infertile or desolate  
     (C13: from Old French, from Church Latin desertum, from Latin deserere to abandon, literally: to sever one's links with, from de- + serere to bind together)  

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desert         

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      n   solitude, waste, wasteland, wilderness, wilds  
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      adj   arid, bare, barren, desolate, infertile, lonely, solitary, uncultivated, uninhabited, unproductive, untilled, waste, wild  

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