(informal) The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta); so called because of the resemblance of its call to laughter.
Mustela nivalis, the smallest member of the weasel genus (Mustela).
Any of the small Arctic and Subarctic rodents of the tribe Lemmini. Also 3 species of voles are called lemmings.
Any animal of the prosimians, making up the infraorder Lemuriformes, the evolutionary predecessors of monkeys and apes, native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands.
A large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus, indigenous to Africa and Asia.
(wikispecies, Panthera leo)
A large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.
(heraldiccharge): A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.
The arms of the University of the West Indies are Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure an open Book proper bound Gules garnished Or on a Chief of the third a Lion passant guardant Erminois. Crest: A Pelican proper. (in other words a spotted lion lying down). See talk page.
A Chinese foo dog.
(idiomatic) An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.
It was said of Edward Plantaganet that 'he was a for pride and ferocity but a pard for inconstancy and changeableness, not keeping his word or promise but excusing himself with fair words'. 2003 Peter Armstrong & Angus McBride?Stirling Bridge & Falkirk 1297-98: William Wallace's Rebellion.
A famous person.
a female lion.
(zoology) A South American mammal of the camel family, Llama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.
noun (plural lorises)
any of several small, slow-moving primates, of the family Lorisidae, found in India and southeast Asia
(constellation) A faint spring constellation of the northern sky. It lies north of the constellation Cancer.