Pronunciation: (lingks), [key]
—pl. lynx•es, (esp. collectively) lynx for 1,
—gen. Lyn•cisPronunciation: (lin'sis) [key] for 2.
1. any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx (or Felis), having long limbs, a short tail, and usually tufted ears, esp. L. lynx (Canada lynx), of Canada and the northern U.S., having grayish-brown fur marked with white.
2. (cap.) Astron.a northern constellation between Ursa Major and Auriga.
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