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Definition of Tiger
TigerTiger 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[=i]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.
2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
As for heinous tiger, Tamora. --Shak.
3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or
4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three
cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.]
5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
American tiger. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The puma.
(b) The jaguar.
Clouded tiger (Zo["o]l.), a handsome striped and spotted
carnivore (Felis macrocelis or F. 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
Mexican tiger (Zo["o]l.), the jaguar.
Tiger beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
active carnivorous beetles of the family Cicindelid[ae].
They usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly.
Tiger bittern. (Zo["o]l.) See Sun bittern, under Sun.
Tiger cat (Zo["o]l.), 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 T. conchiflora, T. grandiflora, etc.)
having showy flowers, spotted or streaked somewhat like
the skin of a tiger.
Tiger grass (Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm
(Cham[ae]rops Ritchieana). It is used in many ways by
the natives. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
Tiger lily. (Bot.) See under Lily.
Tiger moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of moths
of the family Arctiad[ae] which are striped or barred
with black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The
larv[ae] are called woolly bears.
Tiger shark (Zo["o]l.), a voracious shark (Galeocerdo
maculatus or tigrinus) more or less barred or spotted
with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic and Indian
Ocean. Called also zebra shark.
Tiger shell (Zo["o]l.), a large and conspicuously spotted
cowrie (Cypr[ae]a tigris); -- so called from its fancied
resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also
Tiger wolf (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena (Hy[ae]na
Tiger wood, the variegated heartwood of a tree
(Mach[ae]rium Schomburgkii) found in Guiana.
Meaning of Tiger from wikipedia
- The tiger
(Panthera tigris) is the largest
cat species, most recognizable
for its pattern
of dark vertical stripes
on reddish-orange fur with a lighter...
- Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding
and Referencing, or TIGER
, or TIGER
/Line is a format
used by the United States Census Bureau
- The Tiger
(寅) is the third
of the 12-year cycle
of animals which appear
in the Chinese zodiac related
to the Chinese
calendar. The Year of the Tiger
- The Siberian tiger
tigris) is a tiger
po****tion in the Far East, particularly
Far East and Northeast
China. This po****tion...
- Tiger Tiger
to: "The Tyger", a 1794 poem by William
Blake, which opens
with "Tyger Tyger" "Tiger
!" (Kipling short
story), an 1893/1894...
- The Javan tiger
sondaica) was a tiger
po****tion that lived
in the Indonesian island
of Java until
the mid 1970s. It was hunted
- The Bengal tiger
is a Panthera tigris tigris
po****tion in the Indian
subcontinent. It is listed
on the IUCN Red List since
2008, and was...
- The white tiger
or bleached tiger
is a pigmentation variant
of the Bengal tiger
in the wild from time to time in the Indian
- The Caspian tiger
tigris) was a tiger
po****tion which lived
Turkey, Mesopotamia, the Caucasus around
- Tiger Shroff
(born Jai Hemant Shroff
on 2 March
1990) is an Indian actor
films. The son of actor Jackie Shroff
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