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Panther may refer to:

Large cats

  • Panthera, the feline genus which contains lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars
  • Panther (in Africa and Asia), the leopard (Panthera pardus)
  • Panther (in North America), the cougar or mountain lion (Puma concolor)
    • Florida panther, a subspecies of cougar (Puma concolor coryi or Puma concolor couguar) found in southern Florida
  • Panther (in South and Central America), the jaguar (Panthera onca)
  • Black panther, a black variant of leopard, cougar or jaguar
  • White panther, a white or very pale variant of leopard, cougar or jaguar
  • Panther (legendary creature), a mythical creature resembling a large multicolored cat


Media and entertainment



  • HMS Panther, the name of at least five ships of the Royal Navy
  • USS Panther, two vessels of the United States Navy
  • SMS Panther, a German gunboat which sparked the Agadir Crisis in 1911
  • SS Panther, an Italian ferry in service 1962-68

Political groups




See also

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

PANTHER, another name for the leopard, also used in America as the name of the puma. The word is an adaptation of Lat. panthera; Gr. rravOrp, the supposed derivation of which from rifts, all, and Oip, animal, gave rise to many tales and fables in medieval bestiaries and later scientific works. The panther was supposed to be a distinct animal from the Pardus, pard, the leopard, to which also many legends were attached. In modern times a distinction had been unscientifically drawn between a larger type of leopard to which the name panther was given, and a smaller and more graceful specimen.

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also panther



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Panther m. (genitive Panthers, plural Panther)

  1. panther


Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:
A black jaguar, also known as black panther

Panther can mean:

  • a black panther or white panther, which is a name for a leopard or jaguar with black or white fur.
  • any animal which belongs to the genus Panthera (e.g. lion).

All these animals belong to the Felidae family.

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