Definition of Kaffir cat
1. Noun. Widely distributed wildcat of Africa and Asia Minor.
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kaffir Cat
Literary usage of Kaffir cat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of Thw by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"The Indian chaus has only one distinctly marked; the kaffir cat has four or five. The EGYPTIAN FETTERED CAT has been said to be the origin of the domestic ..."
2. Sport in East Central Africa: Being an Account of Hunting Trips in by Frederick Vaughan Kirby (1899)
"These animals are, I believe, with the exception of the cheeta and kaffir cat, absent also from British Central Africa. I cannot speak authoritatively as ..."
3. ... The Domestic Cat: Bird Killer, Mouser and Destroyer of Wild Life; Means by Edward Howe Forbush (1916)
"An ancestor of the domestic cat. then, that this little Cushite was derived from the wild kaffir cat, Felis caffra, or from Felis ..."
4. Natal; a History and Description of the Colony: Including Its Natural by Henry Brooks (1876)
"There is also a kaffir cat (the/<?fo Caffra), entirely distinct from the wild form of the domestic cat, which is found in flats covered with long grass or ..."
5. S. W. Silver & Co.'s Handbook to South Africa: Including the Cape Colony by S.W. Silver & Co (1880)
"... the tiger. cat (Felis jubata), the serval (Felis serval), and kaffir cat (Felis Caffra) are common enough. ..."
6. Central African Game and Its Spoor by Chauncy Hugh Stigand, Denis D. Lyell (1906)
"IJ r- , kaffir cat (Off Hind Foot). SERVAL (Off Fore Foot). SERVAL DUNG (Wild Cat Similar). SERVAL (Near Hind Foot). NB—These serval spoor are illustrative ..."
7. Illustrated Official Handbook of the Cape and South Africa: A Résumé of the by John Noble (1893)
"... tiger-cat") are species of middle stature, and prey on small mammals and birds ; and the same is the case with the ordinary wild or kaffir cat (Felis ..."