See under lynx.
any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx (or Felis), having long limbs, a short tail, and usually tufted ears, especially L. lynx (Canada lynx) of Canada and the northern U.S., having grayish-brown fur marked with white.
[lin-sis] /ˈlɪn sɪs/ (Show IPA). (initial capital letter) Astronomy. a northern constellation between Ursa Major and Auriga.
noun (pl) lynxes, lynx
a feline mammal, Felis lynx (or canadensis), of Europe and North America, with grey-brown mottled fur, tufted ears, and a short tail related adjective lyncean
the fur of this animal
bay lynx, another name for bobcat
desert lynx, another name for caracal
Also called Polish lynx. a large fancy pigeon from Poland, with spangled or laced markings
noun (Latin genitive) Lyncis (ˈlɪnsɪs)
a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Ursa Major and Cancer
If that men hadden eyghen of a beeste that highte lynx, so that the lokynge of folk myghte percen thurw the thynges that withstonden it. [Chaucer’s “Boethius,” c.1380]
Cf. Lithuanian luzzis, Old High German luhs, German luchs, Old English lox, Dutch los, Swedish lo “lynx.”
wild lily of the valley.
a vine, Menispermum canadense, of eastern North America, having variable leaves and black, grapelike fruit.
an Old World plant, Cirsium arvense, having small purple or white flower heads, now a troublesome weed in North America. Historical Examples Seed Dispersal William J. Beal noun the US and Canadian name for creeping thistle
Canada balsam. a pale yellow or greenish, slightly fluorescent, clear, viscous, bitter-tasting, water-insoluble liquid, having a pleasant, aromatic, pinelike odor, and solidifying on exposure to air: obtained from the balsam fir, Abies balsamea, and used chiefly for mounting objects on microscope slides, in the manufacture of fine lacquers, and as a cement for lenses. noun […]