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lapin Tweet Definition of lapin Like Definition of lapin on Facebook
noun (Plural:lapins)
  1. rabbit, Rabbit fur.
  2. A castrate, castrated male rabbit.
laughing hyena Tweet Definition of laughing hyena Like Definition of laughing hyena on Facebook
noun
  1. (informal) The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta); so called because of the resemblance of its call to laughter.
least weasel Tweet Definition of least weasel Like Definition of least weasel on Facebook
noun
  1. Mustela nivalis, the smallest member of the weasel genus (Mustela).
lemming Tweet Definition of lemming Like Definition of lemming on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the small Arctic and Subarctic rodents of the tribe Lemmini. Also 3 species of voles are called lemmings.
lemur Tweet Definition of lemur Like Definition of lemur on Facebook
noun (plurallemurs)
  1. 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.
leopard Tweet Definition of leopard Like Definition of leopard on Facebook
noun
  1. A large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus, indigenous to Africa and Asia.
lion Tweet Definition of lion Like Definition of lion on Facebook
noun (pl2=lion)
(
wikispecies, Panthera leo)
  1. 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.
  2. (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.
      1. A Chinese foo dog.
      2. (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.
      1. A famous person.
lioness Tweet Definition of lioness Like Definition of lioness on Facebook
noun
  1. a female lion.
llama Tweet Definition of llama Like Definition of llama on Facebook
noun
  1. (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.
loris Tweet Definition of loris Like Definition of loris on Facebook
noun (plural lorises)
  1. any of several small, slow-moving primates, of the family Lorisidae, found in India and southeast Asia
Lynx Tweet Definition of Lynx Like Definition of Lynx on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (constellation) A faint spring constellation of the northern sky. It lies north of the constellation Cancer.

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