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 for Tiger cat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiger \Ti"ger\, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti`gris;
     probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri
     an arrow, Per. t[imac]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; --
     probably so named from its quickness.]
     1. A very large and powerful carnivore ({Felis tigris)
        native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and
        sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped
        with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and
        belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or
        exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal
        tiger, and Bengal tiger.
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     2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
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              As for heinous tiger, Tamora.         --Shak.
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     3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or
        mistress. --Dickens.
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     4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three
        cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.]
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     5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
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     American tiger. (Zool.)
        (a) The puma.
        (b) The jaguar.
  
     Clouded tiger (Zool.), a handsome striped and spotted
        carnivore ({Felis macrocelis or Felis marmorata) native
        of the East Indies and Southern Asia. Its body is about
        three and a half feet long, and its tail about three feet
        long. Its ground color is brownish gray, and the dark
        markings are irregular stripes, spots, and rings, but
        there are always two dark bands on the face, one extending
        back from the eye, and one from the angle of the mouth.
        Called also tortoise-shell tiger.
  
     Mexican tiger (Zool.), the jaguar.
  
     Tiger beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of active
        carnivorous beetles of the family Cicindelidae. They
        usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly.
  
     Tiger bittern. (Zool.) See Sun bittern, under Sun.
  
     Tiger cat (Zool.), any one of several species of wild cats
        of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes
        somewhat resembling those of the tiger.
  
     Tiger flower (Bot.), an iridaceous plant of the genus
        Tigridia (as Tigridia conchiflora, Tigridia
        grandiflora, etc.) having showy flowers, spotted or
        streaked somewhat like the skin of a tiger.
  
     Tiger grass (Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm ({Chamaerops
        Ritchieana). It is used in many ways by the natives. --J.
        Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
  
     Tiger lily. (Bot.) See under Lily.
  
     Tiger moth (Zool.), any one of numerous species of moths of
        the family Arctiadae which are striped or barred with
        black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The
        larvae are called woolly bears.
  
     Tiger shark (Zool.), a voracious shark ({Galeocerdo
        tigrinus syn. Galeocerdo maculatus) more or less barred
        or spotted with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic
        and Indian Ocean. Called also zebra shark.
  
     Tiger shell (Zool.), a large and conspicuously spotted
        cowrie ({Cypraea tigris); -- so called from its fancied
        resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also
        tiger cowrie.
  
     Tiger snake (Zool.), either of two very venomous snakes of
        Tasmania and Australia, Notechis scutatis and Notechis
        ater, which grow up to 5 feet in length.
  
     Tiger+wolf+(Zool.),+the+spotted+hyena+({Hyaena+crocuta">Tiger wolf (Zool.), the spotted hyena ({Hyaena crocuta).
        
  
     Tiger wood, the variegated heartwood of a tree ({Machaerium
        Schomburgkii) found in Guiana.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tiger cat
      n 1: medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America
           having a dark-striped coat [syn: tiger cat, Felis
           tigrina]
      2: a cat having a striped coat

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