cheetah definition

  • noun:
    • A long-legged, swift-running wild pet (Acinonyx jubatus) of Africa and southwest Asia, having tawny, black-spotted fur and nonretractile claws. The cheetah, the quickest pet on land, can run for brief distances at about 96 kilometers (60 miles) hourly.
    • an exceptional member (Acinonyx jubatus) for the pet household , a little smaller than the leopard, but with proportionately extended limbs and a smaller mind; it really is indigenous to Africa also credited with becoming the quickest terrestrial pet.
    • A species of leopard (Cyn├Žlurus jubatus) tamed and useful for searching in Asia. The woolly cheetah of Southern Africa is Cyn├Žlurus laneus. It runs very fast in short spurts while hunting.
    • long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; are trained to rundown game

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