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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tiglon, tigonnoun

    offspring of a male tiger and a female lion

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  1. tigonnoun

    A cross between a male tiger and a lioness.

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  1. Tigon

    A tigon (), tiglon (), or tion () (portmanteau of tiger and lion) is the hybrid offspring of a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a female lion (Panthera leo). They exhibit visible characteristics from both parents: they can have both spots from the mother (lions carry genes for spots – lion cubs are spotted and some adults retain faint markings) and stripes from the father. Any mane that a male tigon may have will appear shorter and less noticeable than a lion's mane and is closer in type to the ruff of a male tiger. Tigons do not exceed the size of their parent species because they inherit growth-inhibitory genes from both parents, but they do not exhibit any kind of dwarfism or miniaturization; they often weigh around 180 kilograms (400 lb), compared to ligers which often weigh from 320 kilograms (710 lb) to 550 kilograms (1,210 lb) It is distinct from the liger, which is a hybrid of a male lion and a female tiger.

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  1. tigon

    A tigon is a hybrid cross between a male tiger and a female lion, possessing characteristics of both parents. They are less common than the opposite hybrid cross, the liger, which is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger.

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  1. Tigon

    A tigon or tiglon is a hybrid cross between a male tiger and a lioness. Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. The tigon is not currently as common as the converse hybrid, the liger; however, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Gerard Iles wrote that he had been able to obtain three tigons, but he had never seen a liger. The tigon's genome includes genetic components of both parents. Tigons can exhibit visible characteristics from both parents: they can have both spots from the mother and stripes from the father. Any mane that a male tigon may have will appear shorter and less noticeable than a lion's mane and is closer in type to the ruff of a male tiger. It is a common misconception that tigons are smaller than lions or tigers. They do not exceed the size of their parent species because they inherit growth-inhibitory genes from the lioness mother, but they do not exhibit any kind of dwarfism or miniaturization; they often weigh around 180 kilograms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tigon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tigon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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