. See Cheetah.Leopard cat(Zoöl.) any one of several species or varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern Asia, and the East Indies; esp., Felis Bengalensis.Leopard marmot. See Gopher, 2.

Leopard's bane
(Leop"ard's bane`) (Bot.) A name of several harmless plants, as Arnica montana, Senecio Doronicum, and Paris quadrifolia.

(Leop"ard*wood`), n. (Bot.) See Letterwood.

(Lep) obs. strong imp. of Leap. Leaped. Chaucer.

(Lep"a*dite) n. [L. lepas, lepadis, limpet, Gr. lepa`s, lepa`dos.] (Zoöl.) Same as Lepadoid.

(Lep"a*doid) n. [Lepas + -oid.] (Zoöl.) A stalked barnacle of the genus Lepas, or family Lepadidæ; a goose barnacle. Also used adjectively.

(Lep"al) n. [Gr. lepi`s a scale: cf. F. lépale.] (Bot.) A sterile transformed stamen.

(||Le"pas) n. [L., a limpet, fr. Gr. lepa`s.] (Zoöl.) Any one of various species of Lepas, a genus of pedunculated barnacles found attached to floating timber, bottoms of ships, Gulf weed, etc.; — called also goose barnacle. See Barnacle.

(Lep"er) n. [OE. lepre leprosy, F. lèpre, L. leprae, lepra, fr. Gr. le`pra, fr. lepro`s scaly, fr. le`pos scale, le`pein to peel.] A person affected with leprosy.

(Lep"ered) a. Affected or tainted with leprosy.

(Lep"er*ize) v. t. To affect with leprosy.

(Lep"er*ous) a. Leprous; infectious; corrupting; poisonous. "The leperous distillment." Shak.

(Lep"id) a. [L. lepidus.] Pleasant; jocose. [R.]

The joyous and lepid consul.
Sydney Smith.

(Lep"i*dine) (lep"i*din or *den), n. (Chem.) An organic base, C9H6.N.CH3, metameric with quinaldine, and obtained by the distillation of cinchonine.

(Lep`i*do*den"drid) n. (Paleon.) One of an extinct family of trees allied to the modern club mosses, and including Lepidodendron and its allies.

(Lep`i*do*den"droid) a. (Paleon.) Allied to, or resembling, Lepidodendron.n. A lepidodendrid.

(||Lep`i*do*den"dron) n. [NL., fr. Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + de`ndron tree.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil trees of the Devonian and Carboniferous ages, having the exterior marked with scars, mostly in quincunx order, produced by the separation of the leafstalks.

(Lep`i*do*ga"noid) n. [Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + E. ganoid.] (Zoöl.) Any one of a division (Lepidoganoidei) of ganoid fishes, including those that have scales forming a coat of mail. Also used adjectively.

(Le*pid"o*lite) n. [Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + -lite: cf. F. lépidolithe.] (Min.) A species of mica, of a lilac or rose-violet color, containing lithia. It usually occurs in masses consisting of small scales. See Mica.

Hunting leopard

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