a North American wildcat, Lynx rufus, ranging from southern Canada to central Mexico, having a brownish coat with black spots.
Contemporary Examples

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco June 13, 2012
Happy Short Story Month! Three New Must-Read Collections Jane Ciabattari May 23, 2013
A Man to Believe In: Eulogy for Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian Elliot Ackerman March 4, 2014

Historical Examples

Mammals of Northwestern South Dakota Kenneth W. Andersen
Good Indian B. M. Bower
The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
Wild Animals at Home Ernest Thompson Seton
Good Indian B. M. Bower
Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms Laura Lee Hope

a North American feline mammal, Lynx rufus, closely related to but smaller than the lynx, having reddish-brown fur with dark spots or stripes, tufted ears, and a short tail Also called bay lynx

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