Definition of ocelot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒsəlɒt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːsəlɑːt//
, NAmE//ˈoʊsəlɑːt//
Wild mammals
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a wild animal of the cat family, that has yellow fur with black lines and spots, found in Central and S America See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, from Nahuatl tlatlocelotl, literally ‘field tiger’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ocelot