Definitions for pandaˈpæn də

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pan•daˈpæn də(n.)(pl.)-das.

  1. Category: Mammals

    Ref: Also called giant panda.

  2. Category: Mammals

    Ref: Also called lesser panda, red panda.

Origin of panda:

1825–35; < F (Cuvier), a name for the lesser panda, perh. < a Tibeto-Burman language of the SE Himalayas

Princeton's WordNet

  1. giant panda, panda, panda bear, coon bear, Ailuropoda melanoleuca(noun)

    large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae

  2. lesser panda, red panda, panda, bear cat, cat bear, Ailurus fulgens(noun)

    reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas


  1. panda(Noun)

    The red panda, a small raccoon-like animal, Ailurus fulgens of northeast Asia with reddish fur and a long, ringed tail.

  2. panda(Noun)

    The giant panda u2013 a black and white bear-like animal, Ailuropoda melanoleuca from the mountains of China.

  3. panda(Noun)

    A police car.

  4. Origin: From panda, apparently from a local language of Nepal but not traced in Nepali.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Panda(noun)

    a small Asiatic mammal (Ailurus fulgens) having fine soft fur. It is related to the bears, and inhabits the mountains of Northern India

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often giant panda ) a large black and white bear-like animal of the raccoon family, which lives in the mountains of China.

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