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Princeton's WordNet

  1. European wildcat, catamountain, Felis silvestrisnoun

    bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat

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  1. European wildcatnoun

    Felis silvestris silvestris, a subspecies of the wildcat.

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  1. European wildcat

    The European wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a small wildcat species native to continental Europe, Scotland, Turkey and the Caucasus. It inhabits forests from the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe to the Caucasus. Its fur is brownish to grey with stripes on the forehead and on the sides and has a bushy tail with a black tip. It reaches a head-to-body length of up to 65 cm (26 in) with a 34.5 cm (13.6 in) long tail, and weighs up to 7.5 kg (17 lb). In France and Italy, the European wildcat is predominantly nocturnal, but also active in the daytime when undisturbed by human activities. It preys foremost on small mammals such as lagomorphs and rodents, but also on ground-dwelling birds.

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  1. european wildcat

    The European wildcat, scientifically known as Felis lybica, is a wild feline species native to Europe. It is larger and sturdier than domestic cats, with a robust body, a broad head, long legs, and a bushy tail with distinctive rings. It has a varied diet, typically consisting of rodents, birds, and rabbits. Though it shares a common ancestor with domestic cats, it is known for its fear and wariness of humans. Its population is declining and it is becoming increasingly rare mainly due to hybridization with domestic cats.

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  1. European wildcat

    The European wildcat is a subspecies of the wildcat that inhabits the forests and grasslands of Europe, as well as Turkey and the Caucasus Mountains. It has been extirpated from Scandinavia, England, and Wales and numbers in Scotland are critically low. Some authorities restrict F. s. silvestris to populations of the European mainland, in which case populations of Scotland, Mediterranean islands, Turkey and Caucasus are regarded as separate subspecies. The physical appearance of the European wildcat is much bulkier than that of the African wildcat and the domestic cat, although its weight is similar to the average housecat, as males of the species weigh an average of 5 kg and females 3.5 kg, with strong seasonal weight fluctuations of up to 2.5 kg. The wildcat's thick fur, size and non-tapered tail are its distinguishing traits; it normally would not be mistaken for the domestic cat, although in practice, it is less clear whether the two are frequently correctly distinguished, as one study showed an error rate of 39%. Predominantly nocturnal, the wildcat is active in the daytime in the absence of human disturbance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of european wildcat in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of european wildcat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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